Free Training Program Draws Interest in Manufacturing

As manufacturing continues its desperate plight for qualified machinists, companies in the industry are taking steps to reach out to the public to educate them about careers in this field.

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As manufacturing continues its desperate plight for qualified machinists, companies in the industry are taking steps to reach out to the public to educate them about careers in this field. One recent example is Adaptive Technology Solutions’ (ATS) Manufacturing Pays event held November 4 at the company’s Beavercreek, Ohio, location.

The company, a CAD/CAM/CAE and shopfloor monitoring solutions provider, held its free, week-long event that provided individuals with the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed for a career in manufacturing. The attendees were returning veterans, unemployed individuals, or individuals looking to improve upon their current employment situation with a job in manufacturing.

With more than 50 individuals signed up for the event, ATS sees this as a great opportunity to continue helping those who desire a career in manufacturing by offering this type of event in the Cincinnati and/or Columbus area in early 2014. In addition, ATS has decided to add a Level 2 course for those that completed the initial course. The second course will be a 2- or 3-day class where attendees will learn how to operate a CNC machine.

Although each attendee had their own reason for taking advantage of this free training, they all seemed to have the same thought process as Stephen Cullum, saying, “This free training program gave me the opportunity to gain additional knowledge, while expanding on what I already know, helping me secure a local manufacturing job.”

Many of the attendees found this training program to be extremely beneficial while hopefully using their Technical Learning Certificate to a successful career in manufacturing.

“I really enjoyed the hands-on training with industry software,” says Jeffery Wing, attendee. I am confident this training will help me with my long-term goal of obtaining a job in manufacturing,”