How To Deal With An Aging Workforce
Purpose of Seminar:
For most businesses, people are considered to be the greatest asset because of what they know. In some industries, up to 40% of the skilled workforce is set to retire in the next ten years, taking with them their skills and knowledge. In the maintenance industry, the loss of personnel and information has been
identified as an impending crisis.
How to Deal with an Aging Workforce and the Maintenance Crisis is a course designed to identify and prepare for maintenance skill and personnel gaps in
your organization. The course will help you to forecast your needs, attract a new workforce and transfer the existing knowledge to the new workers…..before its too late.
Whether you are already challenged by finding qualified workers or just needing to understand what future problems you might be faced with, this no-nonsense course will help you develop a plan to retain your valuable assets and develop a new team to assure your facility or plant continues to run smoothly.
Upon completion of this course students will receive a personalized American Trainco Certificate of Completion and 1.4 CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits) approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas indicating that he or she has learned how to:
- Develop a Lean Program for Their Facility
- Understand the impact of maintenance personnel loss
- Identify what assets and skills will be lost in their organization
- Forecast and Plan for maintenance needs
- Transfer undocumented knowledge to new workforce
- Identify and attract the new workforce
- Understand the learning methods of the new workforce
- Retain the new workforce through training and career paths
- Develop existing workers into managers
- Develop a maintenance plan for your organization
- Communicate maintenance needs to management
What you will learn:
Through a mixture of presentations, discussions and case studies, this 2-day intensive training course will provide management a practical look at the
impending maintenance workforce crisis and how to identify and solve the gaps within their own organization. The student will be provided with ideas and plans on how to transfer existing knowledge to the new workforce, how to find the new workforce and how to retain the new workforce for long term success.
Who should take this course:
This course is for anyone who is concerned with how to keep their facility or plant running smoothly while challenged with a retiring maintenance workforce
over the next decade. This seminar is a must for anyone who is involved in maintenance, manufacturing or management of skilled workers at industrial plants, utilities or commercial facilities, including:
- Operations Managers
- Plant Managers
- Maintenance Managers
- Human Resource Managers
- Business Owners
- Quality Managers
What you will take home:
- American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered n the class
- Personalized Training Certificate with 1.4 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for each day attended, approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas.
- All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility
Credits: You will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and 1.4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) approved by the MTAA (Maintenance Training Association of the Americas).
Course Outline / Agenda:
The Purpose of Maintenance
The Maintenance Crisis
- What is the Maintenance Crisis?
- Why There is a Crisis
- Case Studies
- Impact of Poor Maintenance
The Aging Workforce Dilemma
- Corporate Lifecycles
- The Difference Between Aging and Growing Environments
- Who is Our Workforce?
- What are We Losing?
Forecasting & Planning Maintenance Workforce Needs
- Reacting Versus Planning
- Tools for Forecasting
Transferring Knowledge to the New Workforce
- The New Workforce and How They Think and Learn
- The Information Transfer Gap
- Transfer Solutions
- Is Your CMMS Working?
Identifying and Attracting the New Maintenance Workforce
- Where is the New Workforce Today and What Do They Want?
- Creative Ways to Recruit the New Workforce
- Building Career Paths for Maintenance
- Education and Training the New Workforce
- Professionalizing the Maintenance Technician
- Partnering with Communities
Developing From a Maintenance Worker to a Maintenance Manager
- Case Studies
- Root Cause in Maintenance
- Developing a Maintenance Plan for an Uncertain Future
- The Role of the Maintenance Manager
- Plan Development
- Selling Management and Management Buy-In
- Exercise on Maintenance Planning
Most students who attend our seminars are interested in a well-rounded general education. But many others have unique issues they face at work, and so they want specific answers to specific questions. Therefore, at the beginning of each seminar students are given the opportunity to briefly write down their reasons for coming to the seminar and/or what they hope to specifically learn while in attendance. Using this information, the instructor may change or vary
the course information listed above depending on the needs and interests of the students.
About our Instructors:
"Real World Training...for Real World Needs" is not just our slogan, but also our mission statement. At American Trainco, we approach our students as if they were our own employees. We instruct them and guide them in practical knowledge that allows them to immediately go back to their workplace and apply what they have learned. Our instructors are seasoned veterans with years of real world experience, and the students who attend our seminars often get more from a single week of training than an entire year of reading textbooks or watching videos. How do we know? They tell us.
Anyone can teach theory, but there simply is no substitute for experience. What sets American Trainco apart is our ability to communicate that experience into the brains of our students. As one attendee told us at the end of his two-day training course, "I think I can go back to work now and teach the veterans a thing or two."
All American Trainco instructors are required to have a formal education and real world work experience. They need to be leaders in their field. We
hire field people without teaching experience, and we don't hire teachers without field experience. They must have both. And since attendees critique the
instructor at the end of each class, a positive and enjoyable learning experience is virtually guaranteed.