Midmark Corporation
“WE WERE HAVING DIFFICULTY IN FINDING SKILLED EMPLOYEES TO GROW OUR BUSINESS AND PRODUCTIVITY.”
THEY TURNED TO EDISON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TOOLING U-SME FOR SOLUTIONS.
Company-funded CNC program cut training costs and time in half.
Challenge:
  • Midmark Corporation wanted to train incumbent workers – specifically in CNC but was worried about ongoing production, time constraints and cost
  • The training needed to meet the needs of a variety of workers including those with a high aptitude for learning and those that were complete novices
Solution:
  • Edison State Community College and Tooling U-SME came up with a solution within three months of request
  • Edison State Community College and Tooling U-SME listened to Midmark Corporation training goals and in conjunction with their maintenance manager, created a partnership to build a customized program for CNC training
  • The solution was to allocate 4 workers per session, allowing for a minimum loss of production time and take 6 months to complete awarding 7 credit hours at Edison Community College along with TUSME Certificates of Completion
Results:
  • This program saved Midmark Corporation over half of their anticipated investment by cutting training time from 12 months to 6 months
  • Program started in 2011 and has continued to successfully train Midmark employees every semester through fall of 2016, for a total of 31 employees
  • Additionally, in 2012, Edison Community College created an identical Open Enrollment program which catered to the general public or small manufacturers that only needed 1-2 workers in a class
  • Because Tooling U-SME is online, class size does not matter so no one will be turned down due to low enrollment