Advanced Manufacturing Sector Council is making a difference in the Greater Memphis Area
The Advanced Manufacturing Sector Council was founded with the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACW) and organized under the Greater Memphis Chamber. It is a cooperative effort between GMACW and representatives of area industry partners. The Council has successfully created a vision “to be known as a top 10 manufacturing hub through developing and retaining talent for the regional manufacturing sector, raising awareness of careers in manufacturing and increasing membership involvement on the council”.
Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) training program
A recent success of the council is implementation of an Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) training program. The new E&I program was developed out of a business need common to many area businesses who were struggling to find, develop and retain workers with the E&I skill set. If process controls downtime is affecting your bottom line, then this program shows promise for training knowledgeable technicians and skilled craftspersons. The program strives to provide effective problem solvers in the electrical and instrumentation field. Contact Southwest Tennessee Community College at 901-333-4316 for more information about this exciting program.
developing and retaining qualified boiler operators
The Council has other recent success stories as well. Another area of concern for businesses across the region was finding, developing and retaining qualified boiler operators, licensed with a Class 1 or Class 3 Steam Engineer License. Again, business partners worked with education partners and a program was developed that is successfully developing the skill set of individuals. For more information on boiler operation classes and Steam Engineer License testing, contact Moore Tech.
The Advanced Manufacturing Sector Council is continually looking for business training needs that will make a difference in the Greater Memphis area and fall within our mission. We meet on the third Wednesday of the odd numbered months, at rotating host locations.
If you are an area manufacturing business, we would like for you to consider joining this organization. Click here to be added to the contact list.
Karen Drewery is the Chair of the Greater Memphis Advanced Manufacturing Council. She is a Senior Technical Trainer at Valero Memphis Refinery.
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