On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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GFP LLC is dedicated to Market Leadership and Continuous Improvement . We strive for success by Safely satisfying our Customers with:
HIGHEST VALUE PRODUCTS
ISO 9000 REGISTERED SYSTEMS
OUTSTANDING QUALITY, DELIVERY, & SERVICE
“ Work as a Team to Safely produce products that exceed our Customers’ quality expectations with Continuous Improvement” – Quality Statement
Senior Employee of the company
Member of Management Team
Purchasing – Six Years
Quality - Four Years
Customer Service & Scheduling – Five Years
Shipping & Receiving – Two Years
Acquisitions Startup – One Year
Why Adult Learning?
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics 2007 Current Population Survey, workers 16 – 17 years old make up only 24.8 percent of the civilian labor workforce (USBLS, 2008). The majority of our workforce in the United States are adults over 18.
Pioneer of Adult Learning Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913 -1997)
Focused his work in the area of adult
He defined the differences in
child and adult learning.
He coined the term and principles of
Anadragogical Model : What Do We Know About Adult Learners?
Need to know why they should be learning something.
Deep need to be self directing.
Greater volume and different quality of experiences than youth.
Ready to learn when they experiences, in their life situation a need to know or be able to do in order to perform more effectively and satisfyingly.
Enter into a learning experience with a task-centered or problem centered orientation to learning.
Motivated to learn by both extrinsic and intrinsic motivators.
How Have We Incorporated Adult Learning Principles?
Redesign – Plater I Training
Introduced Learner Contracts
(PPI) Personal Performance Initiative
Problem Solving Teams
Safety Committee/5S Lean Manufacturing Principle
Production Efficiency (Extrinsic)
“ Create an environment in which everyone has the opportunity to prosper (Karner, 2008)”.
Mary Deloris Sims Carter
Company historical slide information provided by Kirk Husser, Operations Manager, GF&P, LLC
Original Plater I Training Session provided by Mark Karner, Plating Manager, GF&P, LLC.
Hawthorne Effect Production Studies Data for Plating Area provided by Steve Smith, Plating Supervisor, GF&P, LLC.