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The Lane Workforce Partnership has received a $275,000 state grant to address shortages of skilled manufacturing workers and encourage students and young workers to enter into the manufacturing sector.
Robin Onaclea, business services coordinator for the Workforce Partnership, said the grant will help launch a new initiative to bring trained workers into the employment pool. It is in response to a survey conducted last year that found shortages of skilled workers such as welders, machinists, drafters and engineering technicians Description
An engineering technician is a person who has relatively practical understanding of the general theoretical principles of the specific branch of engineering in which they work.
Engineering technicians solve technical problems. at 68 percent of local manufacturing companies.
"There are some pretty dire shortages there," Onaclea said.
The Lane Workforce Partnership grant was one of seven grants totaling $1.4 million that were issued statewide on Wednesday to various workforce education and training agencies.
The grant money, approved by the 2007 Legislature, is the latest element of the Employer Workforce Training Fund that was created in 2003 by Gov. Ted Kulongoski Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski (born November 5 1940, in rural Missouri) is an American Democratic politician. Since 2003, he has served as the Governor of Oregon. He was re-elected in 2006. . In five years, the Years, The
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"Workforce development is the single biggest factor in business retention, expansion and recruitment," Kulongoski said in announcing Wednesday's grant awards.
The Lane Workforce Partnership grant will be used to coordinate ongoing efforts of the RV Consortium and the Emerald Valley High Performance Enterprise Consortium, and to assess the need for worker training in emerging job categories such as robotics robotics, science and technology of general purpose, programmable machine systems. Contrary to the popular fiction image of robots as ambulatory machines of human appearance capable of performing almost any task, most robotic systems are anchored to fixed positions and mechatronics (MECHAnics elecTRONICS) The combination of mechanical and electronic systems. Embracing robotics, industrial control systems and human interfaces in numerous disciplines, mechatronics is a major step beyond "electromechanical," in which only electricity is required. - a combination of mechanical, electronic and software engineering.
It also willbe used to transform training programs at Lane Community College from what is described as a current "push system" in which students are pumped out into the labor pool, into a "pull system" that is driven by specific needs of manufacturers.
The program alsowill seek to identify and train workers for job categories that are common among local manufacturers, and will create an outreach Outreach is an effort by an organization or group to connect its ideas or practices to the efforts of other organizations, groups, specific audiences or the general public. campaign to bring high school graduates and community college students into targeted training programs.
A summary sheet of information used by the Workforce Partnership's application for the grant indicates that 40 percent of Lane County's manufacturing workforce is in the "preretirement" age range of 45 to 65, and will need to be replaced in coming years.
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"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. the diversity of careers that are available in manufacturing," Onaclea said Wednesday.
"If you go into a modern manufacturing facility, computers are everywhere. There are a lot of opportunities out there that young people aren't aware of."