“Process Control Skill Assessment Machine” Introduced by Scientific Management Techniques; SMT Also Adds Twenty-Three Process Control Skills Training Units to Curriculum

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Hands-On Assessment Machine Identifies and Measures Process Control Skill Levels; Program is Used in the Hiring Process and to Identify Training Needs

Identifying skills in the hiring process is the single most effective means to ensure a quality hire and drive performance in Industry.

Scientific Management Techniques (SMT) adds a Process Control Assessment Program to their lineup of Hands-On manufacturing skills assessment solutions.

The Assessment Machines replicate real-world conditions in industry and are used in the hiring process to identify and measure the “Hard Skills” required to operate, maintain and troubleshoot a modern manufacturing facility. The new assessment program identifies existing skill sets in the fundamental Process Control elements of Pressure, Temperature, Flow and Level. Using the device candidates will be able to configure, tune and control a Process Control loop as it applies to real-world process applications. The program provides both Basic and Advanced level assessments. The specific assessment used is a function of the position being staffed and the skill level required.

Mr. Richard Whouley, SMT’s Founder and Chairman states: “Each of our assessment programs have been designed based on the identified needs of our industrial client base. The Process Control assessment machine has been designed to take the guess work out of the hiring process. With the PC assessment machine and methodology our clients will know the Process Control skill set of each applicant. Many organizations also use the assessment machines to identify training needs. Given the state of today’s manufacturing skills shortage all manufacturers recognize that with the proper training program their performance and profitability can be enhanced. One question our clients deal with as they consider training is: ‘who needs what training?’. Using our assessment machines we identify the specific strengths and weaknesses of the incumbent workforce individually and collectively. Based on the assessment data, SMT designs and delivers highly targeted manufacturing skills training. Administering post-training assessments quantifies the effectiveness of the training delivered and helps our clients measure the ROI of training dollars spent. The assessment machines are powerful productivity tools; many Fortune 500 Manufacturers have been relying on these programs to drive performance for decades.”

SMT’s Industrial Skill Programs are currently deployed in thirty-two countries and international demand continues to be robust. “We are experiencing an increase in international inquiries from both the industrial and education sector,” states Stephen Berry, company president. “Historically, our international business has been largely concentrated in industry; delivering our assessment programs and training programs in the manufacturing facility. In the last year we have enjoyed a significant increase in interest from international schools. These institutions would like to replicate the success we have enjoyed partnering with schools in America. When a school deploys SMT’s training program they deliver a program proven to be highly effective in a challenging environment, the manufacturing floor. We currently work closely with over thirty community colleges in the United States and are engaged with individual schools and federal departments of education on three additional continents as well.”

About Scientific Management Techniques, Inc.:

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.


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

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