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 it’s 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.
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
Upon completion of this course students will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and 1.6 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas indicating that the student has learned 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
Course Outline / Agenda
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.
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
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
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
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .8 CEUs
(Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who
have sent their employees to our classes accept American Trainco CEUs for continuing education
requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE
(American Council on Education) and we are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and
tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority.
We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.