Fasteners and Class C Component Supply

Falcon supplies fasteners and inventory management services to manufacturers in North and South Carolina, Kentucky, and the surrounding areas.

Charlotte Office

10715 John Price Road
Charlotte, NC 28273

Phone: 800.438.0332

Mobile: 704.588.4740

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 7429 | Charlotte, NC 28241-7429

Phone: 704.588.4740

Fax: 704.588.5753

Kentucky Office

11536 Commonwealth Drive
Louisville, KY 40299

Phone: 502.266.6292

Fax: 502.526.5567

Free Job Training in Louisville Prepares Workers for Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing is one of the major economic contributors in the U.S., and its recent growth has kept up with and even outpaced that of the nation's overall economy since the recession. To keep this growth on an upward trend, public and federal services are working to bolster the sector. While the Obama administration has established innovative manufacturing research and training facilities across the nation, steps are being taken locally in spots like Louisville, Kentucky, as well. The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center is currently hosting a free training session for people looking to find work at a factory within the state's borders.

"This is a great career opportunity for people to get a solid start in manufacturing, a field that has strong growth and career potential and is a huge part of our local and regional economy," Mayor Greg Fischer said in a news release.

What does the training offer?
The four-week training session is provided free of charge to those who enroll. It will be held five days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between March 16 and April 10. At the end of each week, attendees will take tests. Those who pass the tests will receive certification at the end of the course that will be applicable at local factories and nationally recognized. Staff at the center are also going to help those who complete the course find jobs where they can put their newfound training to use in a lucrative field. The sessions will touch on a variety of relevant topics, including safety, quality, maintenance and manufacturing processes, ensuring that by April 10, students will be adequately armed with the know-how to successfully step into roles within a manufacturing setting. In addition to the certification, the course also grants those who pass four college credits, great for anyone working toward a degree to take their skills and knowledge even further.

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For those looking for work, registration for this session may have already closed, but this could be the first of many sessions.

How does this benefit Kentucky manufacturers?
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other factories in the Louisville area will be able to quickly find newly trained workers to fill roles in their companies. As technology and manufacturing processes can change and advance so rapidly, having access to people who are trained in the latest advancements can not only remove the need to train workers for new jobs, but it may also bring new ideas and viewpoints to the table when discussing lean manufacturing processes. The training sessions may introduce procedures and strategies OEMs may not otherwise have known, and workers just getting in to manufacturing might see the system from a different angle, allowing for the possibility of unique approaches to longstanding problems like excess waste or inventory management issues.

Many reports have indicated that, along with the economic growth the sector is experiencing, more jobs are being created. having direct access to qualified candidates to fill these roles can save employers a lot of time, effort and money tracking down new employees.

Can government grants bolster training efforts further?
Free training sessions are just a small part of Kentucky's continuing efforts to promote manufacturing. The career center is also aiming its sights toward technology. In fact, the White House recently recognized its code-training program, according to The Courier-Journal. Louisville is competing with 21 other cities to secure some of the $100 million in grants to bolster tech training, which could be put to good use in the manufacturing sector, as equipment and software grow more advanced, and supply chain management demands higher levels of technology for OEMs to keep up.

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About the Author:

Michelle is the Marketing Manager at Falcon Fastening Solutions, Inc. She is focused in communicating value to Falcon's customers, contacts and audiences by sharing the company's unique approach to fastening and class C production component supply.

One Comment

  1. Rich Nezhni March 15, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    This is a fantastic idea and much needed in places like Kentucky (I just spent over 20 years in West Virginia a few hours from there before returning home to California) and the surrounding areas. The only problem with reading this, is people will be trained in more areas like lean manufacturing and the like but not in the actual manufacturing process of running a machine which seems to be a dying art form. Therefore we will have more trained people for administrative jobs while we still need people experienced on the machines who do the actual real work. If they could add some free machinist work programs for people to go along with the administrative end, our country would be a lot better off.

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