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Dr. Judtih Crocker: Developing The Skilled Workforce


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Presentations from R3D@Tri-C, the Regional 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference, held on June 18 and 19, 2015, at Tri-C’s Advanced Technology Training Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Dr. Judtih Crocker: Developing The Skilled Workforce

  1. 1. Dr. Judith Crocker Executive Director, Workforce and Talent Development 1768 East 25th Street., Cleveland, OH 44114; (216) 432-5300 DEVELOPING THE SKILLED WORKFORCE FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: THE ROLES OF EDUCATORS AND EMPLOYERS
  2. 2. 2 As a regional economic development organization, MAGNET’s aim is to help establish Northeast Ohio as a pre-eminent center for manufacturing growth where: • Jobs are being created • New products are being designed and produced • The Value of companies is increasing. About
  3. 3. Partnership for Regional Innovation Services to Manufacturers • Process Innovation • Product Design • Workforce & Talent Development NIST/MEP and Ohio MEP subsidies put the cost of these essential services in reach of small- and medium-size manufacturers
  4. 4. Workforce Services to Individual Companies • Assist in developing comprehensive approach that includes workforce, new markets, new products, new processes • Facilitate profiling of jobs • Review & update job descriptions • Develop structured OJT to transition new hires • Deliver customized training at the worksite • Connect returning veterans to manufacturing career positions • Help companies develop a Talent Growth Plan to parallel their strategic plans
  5. 5. Industries: • Aerospace • Transportation • Defense • Art & fashion • Medical device production • Manufacturing • Architecture Companies: • AM Machine manufacturers • AM Materials manufacturers • Metal fabricators • Plastic processors Who uses AM?
  6. 6. Processes: • Molding • Machining • Joining • Casting Currently very view “true” AM manufacturers. AM augments processes used by manufacturers. Multi-disciplinary Nature
  7. 7. Costs: Machines Materials Properties of the materials: Exotic metals : titanium, chromium , gold Medical use: Organic fibers Food Mixing materials: Plastics, metals, composites Quality: Certification by regulating bodies Overall performance and reliability Issues
  8. 8. • 3D Designer • 3D Solid Modeler • Cad Technician • Additive Technician • Manufacturing Technician • CAD Drafter • Solidworks Designer • Engineering Technician • Prototyping Technician • Production Technician What are the Jobs
  9. 9. • Basic foundational skills • Problem Solving • Communication • Basic machining • Basic welding • Basic machine repair and maintenance • CAD processes and software • Ability to operate electromechanical equipment & systems • Ideation Skills
  10. 10. • Recognize similarities to existing positions • Develop expertise in current workforce • Engage students early in the process • Employer engagement critical to success • Schools can implement AM in curriculum or extra-curricular activities • Fab Lab opportunities introduce skills such as problem solving, creative thinking, ideation that are needed for AM • Focus on relationship of STEM skills to AM Building the Workforce
  11. 11. • Review current workforce needs • Identify the use of AM in manufacturing process • Assess skill levels of current workers • Update job descriptions to include knowledge and skills related to AM • Work with academic partner to access needed training • Partner with schools and OMJ to recruit skilled candidates for vacancies • Offer paid Internships to students in programs Employer Role
  12. 12. K-9 • Learn about AM and the career opportunities • Introduce students through online resources, field trips, classroom presentations • Visit a Fab Lab to see how it all fits together 10-12 • Infuse AM into courses as appropriate • Provide hands-on activities when possible • Facilitate paid Internships to students in programs • Develop partnerships with community college pathways Higher Ed • Infuse AM into courses • Offer AM specific programs • Help employers identify & address current & future workforce needs Educator Role
  13. 13. AM Courses In Short-Term Certificates • Introduction to Additive Manufacturing • Production Ideation & Design • 3D Modeling • 3D Printing & Scanning for Reverse Engineering & Inspection • Engineering Materials and Metallurgy 3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology
  14. 14. Advanced Manufacturing Competency Model Ready for Work, Ready for College Entry Level Industry Certifications Occupation-Specific Certifications CareerPaths–LifeLongLearning High Quality Middle Class Jobs
  15. 15. • Foundational skills needed in manufacturing - NCRC & MSSC • Specific for the industry: NIMS, AWS, ASQ • SME Additive Manufacturing Certification - AM Overview - AM Technology & Materials - AM Inputs - AM Design - AM Business & Economics - AM Quality Systems Industry Certifications