The Manufacturing Training Equation
Education is a very important element to the inner workings of Walsh Manufacturing. It’s something we practice from an inside-outside approach. Each project Walsh takes on includes a number of educational elements, all involving the potential for research to find out why an application does or does not work or a problem-solving approach to figure out the best way to do something. From an outside-inside angle, Walsh Manufacturing applies these same ideas when learning from their customers and also providing an educational element when it comes to learning about and working with newly built applications.
Growing State-Wide Adoption
Throughout the state of Ohio, we continue to see examples of how educators, business leaders, manufacturers and politicians continue to recognize the power of education that truly addresses what manufacturers need right now. One example of this is the new $ 6.8 million grant received by The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing and Excellence in Dec. 2015. The grant will help accelerate new technologies from the lab and into the hands of trainers to introduce learning opportunities on the new technologies.
Another new initiative in educational preparation for high school students arrived in the form of a $2.2 million robotics factory at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) in Brecksville, Ohio. The Jan. 14, ribbon cutting and open house ceremony unveiled an education collaborative ready to train high school students for high-tech and higher-paying manufacturing jobs directly out of high school. This program allows students to accelerate and earn an associate degree just one year post high school graduation. CVCC also works to highlight the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classes to students in kindergarten through senior year.
Never a One and Done
Considering the focus Walsh Manufacturing places on lifetime learning and education, it’s great to see the number of educational initiatives popping up throughout the state. Not only will education help to bridge the skills gap for new employees but it also helps instill the idea that education is not merely a one-time thing. At Walsh Manufacturing, education and learning continually occur throughout the process, including the creation of a user manual and subsequent training and customer service. Because we understand true learning is never static, both users and machinery needs must evolve. This also necessitates the element of customer service far beyond the initial sale. Our commitment also extends to cradle-to-grave record keeping that retains a living record of the full process each Walsh Manufacturing project undergoes from the brainstorming stage to the creation of the finished product. As always, customer service and support is a close as a phone call to our staff.
About Walsh Manufacturing
Walsh Manufacturing is a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturing company with five decades of manufacturing experience. Over this time, we’ve built a reputation as a diversified manufacturer of machined components, subassemblies, alloy material, fabricated steel and machinery. If you’re looking for a cost-competitive, innovative, and reliable supplier with expertise in Parts Washing Systems, Automation Equipment, Metal Fabrication and Machinery Rebuilding, look no farther than Walsh Manufacturing.