Precision Machining and Fabrication
A CONTRACT PRECISION TOOL MANUFACTURER USED CUSTOMIZED TRAINING TO CREATE A MORE RESPONSIVE WORKFORCE.
“RATHER THAN WORRY ABOUT HOW MANY CLASSES SOMEBODY COMPLETES, I WANT TO FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE THE SKILLS TO FULFILL THEIR JOB. TOOLING U-SME HAS BEEN A GREAT TOOL TO VALIDATE THOSE COMPETENCIES AND FILL THE GAPS.”

Employee Development Coordinator
Challenge:
  • Increase competency level among employees
  • Need to develop a strategy to attract and retain highly skilled workers in an extremely competitive geography
  • Need to develop a training and development program that allows the company to create their own highly skilled employees from their existing workforce
  • Need to standardize baseline knowledge in order to quickly and seamlessly onboard new employees
  • Lack of soft skills among the workforce, such as leadership skills
Solution:
  • Developed and emphasized a corporate culture that encourages continuous education so employees would be able to develop their skills
  • Implemented Tooling U-SME's Competency Framework, building a full training matrix based on competencies per job role
  • Worked with Tooling U-SME to develop new employee and leadership core training programs
  • Developed an individualized curriculum for each employee based on job role
  • Defined objective milestones for each employee and measured success against theM
Results:
  • Fully integrated training and development program has been the catalyst to a complete investment in the company’s culture of learning
  • Complete succession plan has been implemented to retain valuable employees and help new members of the workforce to move into high skilled positions
  • Workforce's core knowledge of Machining has increased by an average of 27%
  • Established themselves as a thought leader among local competitors by exhibiting the value of investing in their employees' development