Eastern Iowa Community College Schedules “Manufacturing Skills Day” Presentation Wednesday, September 4th at their Muscatine Campus

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New capabilities solve the manufacturing skills shortage problem by training the critical skills required to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a modern manufacturing facility. School partners with Scientific Management techniques.

Eastern Iowa Community College (EICC) will demonstrate their new manufacturing workforce solutions at the Muscatine Campus located at 1403 Park Ave Muscatine, Iowa. The program is open to all manufacturing skills stakeholders in the area. “We are inviting all local manufacturers, state workforce professionals, and local organizations concerned about the industrial skills shortage in our area”, states Mr. Bob Allbee, President of EICC. “Eastern Iowa Community College is very excited about these new capabilities and we look forward to introducing the programs to those most impacted by the manufacturing skills shortage. The programs developed by Scientific Management Techniques (SMT) have proven to improve both employment and industrial performance for many years across a wide variety of manufacturing platforms. We look forward to delivering the same impact working with our manufacturing base here in Iowa and Western Illinois.

Mr. Eric Smith, Operations Manager with HNI Corporation in Muscatine, worked with EICC to identify an effective solution to the manufacturing skills shortage. “SMT’s manufacturing skills curriculum trains to the skills we need to optimize performance” states Smith. “We have worked closely with EICC for many years and look forward to hiring graduates from EICC’s new program”.

EICC will have four industrial skill assessment machines on display during the presentation; the Mechanical Skills assessment machine, Electrical Skills assessment machine, PLC Skills assessment machine, and the CNC Skills assessment machine. SMT’s President, Mr. Stephen Berry, will demonstrate how each machine functions, discuss the assessment methodology, and describe how the assessment scores are used to predict workforce performance. “Identifying and measuring skills in the hiring process is the single most effective way to insure a quality hire in manufacturing," states Berry. “The program simplifies the hiring process, lowering both the risk and cost of hiring.”

SMT is the global leader in manufacturing skills training and manufacturing skills assessments. Their programs are currently deployed in thirty-one countries and across a wide variety of manufacturing platforms. SMT’s hands-on, performance-based manufacturing skills assessment machines are used in the hiring process to identify and measure the skills of candidates. Many organizations assess their incumbent workforce and deliver targeted training based on the assessment data.

Also on display will be many of the hands-on training aids used in SMT’s industrial skills training    curriculum. SMT’s industrial skills training program is a hands-on, 100% demand-driven program. The curriculum has been built by and for industrial operations professionals. “We have delivered this training in manufacturing facilities globally for many years," explains Berry, “The skills curriculum trains the critical Hard-Skills required to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a modern manufacturing facility. Currently, the demand for our training program in formal education is growing rapidly as schools work with their industrial partners to identify and deploy an effective solution to the skills shortage. We work with many community colleges, effectively improving employment and industrial performance in each market. With these capabilities Eastern Iowa Community College will be helping local manufacturers drive performance for many years by improving the skill level of the manufacturing workforce.”

Eastern Iowa Community College asks that you contact Mr. Marvin Smith, Associate Director of Business & Industry for additional information and to reserve space at the meeting. Mr. Smith can be reached at 563-288-6162 or msmith(at)eicc(dot)edu

About Scientific Management Techniques:

Scientific Management Techniques is the global leader in industrial skills assessments and industrial skills training. SMT’s manufacturing skill solutions are currently deployed in thirty-one countries. The skills training curriculum trains to the critical skills required to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot an industrial facility. Their hands-on manufacturing skills assessment machines and assessment protocols are used in the hiring process to identify and measure industrial skills; Mechanical, Electrical, PLC, and CNC skills. Many organizations assess their incumbent workforce and deliver targeted training based on the assessment data. http://www.Scientific-Management.Com

Contact: Mr. Stephen Berry, SMT President, Sberry(at)Scientific-Management(dot)com 603-421-0222

About Eastern Iowa Community College:

Eastern Iowa Community College serves six counties in Eastern Iowa with campuses located in Muscatine, Clinton, and Bettendorf, Iowa.

Contact: Mr. Marvin Smith, Associate Director of Business & Industry, msmith(at)eicc(dot)edu or 563-288-6162

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