Polytech Adult Education Announces the New Delaware Manufacturing Development Center (DMDC)

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School partners with Scientific Management Techniques to drive manufacturing performance by delivering the skills required to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a modern manufacturing facility.

Polytech Adult Education has partnered with the Delaware Economic Development Office, the Delaware Workforce Investment Board, and industrial skill solutions provider Scientific Management Techniques (SMT) to create the Delaware Manufacturing Development Center (DMDC) at Polytech Adult Education. This innovative program will address the manufacturing skills shortage impacting local industrial performance by offering training solutions in the adult division at the Polytech campus in Woodside; as well as, onsite with area manufacturing facilities.

“Local manufacturers look to us for skill solutions that will help drive performance in their facility,” says Betsy Jones, Director of Adult Education at Polytech. “Scientific Management Techniques’ industrial skills training curriculum and hands-on industrial skills assessment programs have been driving industrial performance globally for four decades. We are excited to partner with SMT to deliver these proven industrial skill solutions for manufacturers in our community.”

SMT’s hands-on industrial skills curriculum teaches the critical skill sets required to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a modern manufacturing facility. The highly effective industrial skills curriculum is 100% demand driven, built by and for industrial operations professionals. SMT has trained DMDC staff to deliver a program incorporating over 200 hands-on training aids. Students train on the same tools, components, and systems they will encounter on the manufacturing floor.

The DMDC has also deployed SMT's industrial skills assessment program. These industrial skill “assessment machines” and protocols are used in the hiring process globally for the selection and evaluation of Maintenance Mechanics, Machine Operators, Industrial Electricians, PLC Technicians, Electro-Mechanical personnel, Process Control Technicians, and CNC Operation personnel. The program dramatically improves productivity by increasing the skill level of the manufacturing workforce. The data-driven, scientific-based program simplifies the hiring process. The solution lowers the risk and cost of hiring and aligns the hiring process with industrial lean/TPM initiatives.

“Our skilled and dedicated workforce is the key asset in our efforts to attract companies that might relocate to Delaware and help existing businesses grow,” said Alan Levin, Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office. “But manufacturing technology and procedures are constantly evolving and improving, and we must keep our workers up-to-date with the latest skill sets. This program addresses that need by providing companies in our manufacturing sector with employees that have the skills required to optimize performance and drive productivity.”

About Polytech Adult Education:

POLYTECH Adult Education has been a provider of training and educational services in Kent County since 1964. Over the last 40 years, Polytech has gained a reputation as an experienced provider of multiple types of training such as Apprenticeship training (in industrial and trade areas), computer technology, clerical and customer service, culinary arts, medical skills and other vocational and personal enrichment courses and programs.

Customized training programs are developed in partnership with the employer in response to identified needs. Instructors are subject matter experts and assist in the development phase to maximize the quality of the training curriculum as well as the delivery of instruction. POLYTECH Adult Education maintains a solid reputation for providing quality training programs at an affordable cost.

Contact: Ms. Betsy Jones, Director of Adult Education, Phone 302-697-4545

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-seven 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, CNC and Process Control 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.com
Phone: (603) 421-0222

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