Teaching for the Future: Closing jobs skills gap

by:Gewinn     2020-06-07
For decades, unemployed substitute music teacher Mike Hummon has been frustrated when he seeks to become a school band conductor. Now, he good-
As a 53-year-old, it is natural to suffer different types of setbacks. year-
An old student in the accelerated manufacturing class here.
The most recent day, in the classroom, he made a small hole in a small piece of metal.
A few inches from the center.
Humon accepted that he had to start over and carve a new block.
\"It\'s okay,\" he said. \"It\'s just (a matter of )
Have a feeling about how to use this machine.
\"He\'s not just looking for a new career as a computer operator --
Factory machine control.
A dishwasher, two social service workers and several laid-off workers
Manufacturing and construction workers are on the front line of the campaign to eliminate the confusing gap in the labor market, where there are many American workersS.
Nevertheless, employers are still trying to find skilled workers. The unemployment rate is 8%.
They are one of 64 students attending a new program called \"correct skills\" at two community colleges in Minnesota, which trains them to run computer numerical control within 16 to 18 weeks (CNC)machines.
When they graduated, they could almost find a job in Minni apores. St.
The Paul area started paying about $18 in six hours.
One week paid internship
Experts say the program could be the national model for employers who needed skilled workers yesterday, and many unemployed Americans were unable to spend two years getting a associate\'s degree.
\"We can\'t wait two or four years,\" said Darlene Miller, CEO of Permac Industries, a contract maker in Burnsville, Minnesota, who is graduating from college.
Last year, when she couldn\'t find seven CNC operators, she promoted the idea of the project.
\"We need people now.
\"A program graduate from Dunwoody Institute of Technology, attended by Humon, who has obtained university credits and industry certifications from Central South College, can help them find jobs anywhere in the United States.
Debra krigan, head of the Dunwoody program, said tuition was $12,600, but many students were financially funded.
This is one of the early efforts to close the country.
Lamenting the skill gap.
Economists say many unemployed workers do not have the skills to engage in new high-tech jobs in manufacturing, health care, information technology and other areas --
Keeping the unemployment rate higher than expected in the economic recovery does not match.
Last year, Miller, a member of the Presidential Commission on Employment and competence, approached the manufacturing labor training unit, the Manufacturing Institute, which has grown rapidly. track program.
The first course at the University of Minnesota ended at the end of the spring and the vast majority of students found a job after graduation.
Recently started an immediate skills program in Nevada and will soon start a project in Michigan.
The program is expected to be rolled out nationwide and will graduate more than 100,000 people in the coming years as part of President Obama\'s goal of awarding manufacturing certification to 500,000 community college students by 2016, jennifer McNally, head of the Manufacturing Institute, said.
Courses in welding, production and other factory skills are also planned.
There is an urgent need for skilled factory workers, especially the baby boomers, to retire soon.
According to a survey by the Institute and Deloitte, 600,000 skilled manufacturing jobs were vacant a year ago, and 80% of manufacturers could not find skilled workers.
After shrinking 2
3 million in the recession, as a result of export growth and the recovery of the automotive industry, the number of manufacturing jobs has increased by 500,000 since the beginning of 2010.
However, many former garment and textile workers whose jobs are shipped overseas lack the skills to operate automated machines in expanding industries such as automobiles, aerospace and medical devices.
The same is true for substitute teachers and landscaping workers.
One night last month, in Dunwoody\'s lab, about 20 unemployed and underemployed students in their 20 s and 30 s, people in their 40 s and 50 s use a manual milling machine to make a small piece of metal and then drill holes on it.
There are expected to be some attempts and errors in the compression course.
Hummon said that he drilled a slightly left hole in the right position, and he turned the block several times and became lost.
Over the years, he has had the privilege of working occasionally as a substitute music teacher as his wife Diane earned a healthy salary as a marketing officer.
But after she was fired twice in the past three years, the couple had to withdraw a lot of money from their savings.
\"I want to work full time,\" he said . \"
\"I want to do something if I don\'t want to do music.
\"Mike Hunt, 23
A year ago, a construction worker was out of work because of a job injury, and he simply said, \"I need to do something different.
\"Since Hunter was not eligible for unemployment benefits, he ran out of savings and deprived him of the fun of eating out and so on.
The project \"lets you get into the labor market so quickly,\" said wiiry 39\"year-old.
The hourly wage of the CNC operator is comparable to that of the building, but he expects the income to be higher because the job is more stable, Hunter said.
He already looks like a skilled worker, and when the machine is shaving, he smoothly turns the crank to move his blocks at the best speed.
Unemployed factory workers do not necessarily have better equipment to negotiate the modernization of the manufacturing industry --day job market.
A student, John Elavsky, assembled a bus shell for 22 years before being fired in early 2011.
He earns $19 an hour, but the assembly of new employees in other factories costs about half of the money.
\"I am 42 years old and have a house and three children,\" he said . \".
\"It\'s just not cutting it.
\"The right skill method now --
Give workers specific (if limited) expertise quickly
It could be a new model.
Manufacturers who regularly train new employees no longer have time or resources because
Anthony Canewell, director of Georgetown University\'s Center for Education and Labor, said horizontal skills are more complex in the digital age.
In a company, \"You really need something to let you in\"
Then learn more skills, says Carnevale.
In contrast, workers who spend two years getting an assistant degree may find that, depending on past circumstances, their skills are less relevant at the time of graduation
John Hagel, director of Deloitte, said technology is evolving.
A batch of qualified CNC operators are not coming fast enough for the new hope
Have been looking for custom molds and designs for months.
General manager Mark Morris said the company produces factory molds, robotic parts and surgical tools that can increase production by 50% if the staff is fully equipped.
Instead, the original metal that was planned to work piled up, some CNC milling machines were idle, doors opened, and the inner chamber darkened.
Dave Swanson, operations manager for St. Vikings drill bits and tools
Paul was desperate for a CNC operator and even hired Ryan Lohoner before Lohoner finished his Dunwoody course.
The 36-year-old was fired last year, and his previous salary of $10 an hour has more than doubled.
The bearded tall technician, wearing the Minnesota Vikings hat, replaced a part on the grinder, and he has restored the cable service and is eating some outside.
More importantly, \"I just want to get the skills people want,\" he said . \".
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