The Regional Manufacturing Alliance (RMA) is a consortium of partner employers, Vincennes University, the Scott County Economic Development Corporation, and the Mid-America Science Park. The RMA was created to strengthen the position of regional manufacturers by working collaboratively to engage, advocate and educate.
- Engage: RMA will convene manufacturers to understand specific workforce development needs.
- Advocate: RMA will lead the discussion to identify workforce development needs and regional approaches to addressing those needs.
- Educate: RMA will partner with education and training organizations to develop programs to address short and long-term workforce needs.
Manufacturers drive local economies as job creators. In areas with smaller populations, they depend on a strong regional workforce to succeed. The RMA values and supports work-based learning and pipeline development to connect employers and promote manufacturing careers.
The courses below are available to employers who would like to offer skills training to employees. Individuals who would like to improve their skills may also register for any RMA course.
The following courses were developed by local employers in partnership with Vincennes University. They are currently available at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg. Employers and individuals are encouraged to register.
RMA 100 – Manufacturing Technician
With curriculum developed in partnership with Vincennes University, students will learn skills needed for high-demand jobs in Southeast Indiana. This 15-week hands-on survey of advanced manufacturing includes : Safety; Blueprint Reading; Precision Measurement; Quality Control; Machine Tools; Manual Mill & Lathe; Tool & Die Maintenance & Repair; Welding; Industrial Electricity; Pneumatics; Hydraulics and PLCs.
RMA 200 – Manufacturing Technician
With curriculum developed in partnership with Vincennes University, students will learn skills needed for high-demand jobs in Southeast Indiana. This 15-week hands-on survey of advanced manufacturing includes : Safety; Measurement; Blueprint Reading; CNC Mill; CNC Lathe; Machine Grinding; Welding; Industrial Electricity; Basic Pneumatics; Basic Hydraulics and PLCs.
The following Vincennes University Business & Industry courses are also available at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg. Employers and individuals are encouraged to register.
Basic Leadership Training – Introduction to Supervision
This 20-hour intensive training module is the first of a three-course module designed to provide students with exposure to, and practice with, the skills and knowledge needed to become effective supervisors. This module is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop skills that are essential for the transition from a team member to a supervisor.
Intermediate Leadership Training
This 20-hour intensive training module is designed to provide opportunities to develop skills that are essential for coaching and mentoring team members. Find out how to conduct performance appraisals, deal with conflict, build trust and transparency, and have a positive professional image.
Advanced Leadership Training
Learn how to build a high-performance team, influence change, and empower your employees through effective leadership, positive employee relations, and trust. This 20-hour intensive training module exposes students to critical competencies (attitudes, knowledge, skills) needed by leaders to create the conditions for systematic and productive change, and to facilitate the process of introducing and sustaining innovation with maximum collaboration and minimum disruption. Also considered are various perspectives on how organizations function, and how individuals and groups within those settings can interact to achieve organizational goals for planned, purposeful action.
Quality Training Boot Camp Course
The Quality Training Boot Camp consists of 14 topic areas consistent with current Quality and Continuous Improvement methodologies: Quality Concepts and Overview of the Quality Process; Six Sigma and Lean Concepts; Poke Yoke / Mistake Proofing; Failure Mode and Effects Analysis; Teams and Tools; Root Cause Analysis; 5-Why; 8D Problem Solving; Blueprint Reading; General Dimension and Tolerancing ; Metrology; Calibration; Statistics; and Statistical Process Control.
Registration for leadership training and the quality bootcamp course is handled through Vincennes University. Please click the button below to visit Vincennes University.