The program objective is to fast-track apprentice training for industry by identifying the trainability and instinct of candidates and incumbents prior to initiation of training. The AFP is designed to prepare graduates to fill positions as maintenance mechanics and senior operators in an automated production environment and function as team leaders in their facility.
Pete Bachert, SMT’s lead engineer, noted, “The structure of the Apprentice Feeder Program maximizes the ROI of education resources” explains. The initial and subsequent assessments ensure that only the most capable and committed individuals enter the program and stay in the program. In our hands-on training program students train on the same components, tools, and systems they will encounter in industry. This training program is highly effective in a relatively short period of time due to the hands-on aspect of the program and the nature of the curriculum development, the program curriculum is 100% demand driven.”
The program is designed for new applicants or incumbents and can be administered in the industrial facility or a community college training location. The first step in the process is to assess the capabilities and trainability of program applicants using SMT’s non-verbal, non-written, performance-
“Our industrial clients count on our solutions to combat the skills shortage and keep their facilities operating at peak performance. The AFP has been built with extensive feedback from industrial operations professionals regarding the specific skill sets they require to achieve their performance objectives,”
Scientific Management Techniques (www.scientific-
Scientific Management Techniques Inc.
Stephen Berry, President