Workforce Innovation Project (WIP)

Manufacturing Workforce Innovation Project

WIP is a course designed by local manufacturers and educators to create a library of skills training for the manufacturing sector. This program includes an on-line platform, as well as evening and weekend lab hours to ensure flexibility to each student.

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Manufacturing Skills - Overview

  • Collaborative effort between Mesa County Workforce Center, The Business Incubator, GJmakerspace and local manufacturers.
  • Provides manufacturing skills training geared toward real world application
  • Combination of online learning, personal instruction and shop projects aimed at skills building.
  • Use of GJmakerspace equipment and facilities for hands on training.
  • Access to lessons, equipment and instructor at times more suited to the participant than conventional college or trade school.
  • Results based verification of skills acquired
  • Feedback to/from local manufacturers aimed at evolving the program.
  • Two course tracts: One for new manufacturing job seekers, one for those already employed in manufacturing.

Completion certificate includes

Orientation - (1 hr online, 1 hr lab)
Math – (10 hr online)
Safety – (6 hr online)
General Manufacturing – (11 hr online)
Communication – (13 hr online)
Time Management – (9 hr online)

Additional available classes

Precision Instruments – (23 hr online, 12 hr lab)
CNC Introduction – (7 hr online, 5 hr lab)
CNC Programming – (7 hr online, 10 hr lab)
CNC Vertical Machining – (12 hr online, 12 hr lab)
CNC Horizontal Lathe – (18 hr online)
Teamwork – (6 hr online, 5 hr lab)
Group Dynamics – (11 hr online, 5 hr lab)
Quality – (11 hr online, 5 hr lab)

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