Continuing Studies and Corporate Education, in collaboration with the
Plastics Institute of America, offers a series of employee training
modules designed to enhance the knowledge, understanding and skills of
technical staff working primarily in manufacturing. The training modules
vary in length from 12 - 40 hours. Most modules include hands-on
experience using company equipment. Our instructors will meet with you
to customize an individualized module to fit your company's needs.
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In collaboration with a
company-designated supervisor/manager a diagnostic test is
formulated that accurately reflects the particular skills and
knowledge contained in the module.
The test is administered to all employees identified as those who may
require this set of skills and knowledge. Test results determine which
employees should attend the training module.
Modules are normally delivered in 4 hour sessions, and there is a
session-by-session paper feedback from the employees attending, on the
value of the information presented and on the effectiveness of the
Upon the completion of the module, the diagnostic test is again
administered to confirm that required skills and knowledge have been
Employees are awarded Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for the
module hours at the rate of 1 CEU for 10 contact hours. Academic credit
may be established based on module content and length.
Module instructors are drawn from the
faculty of the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the departments of
Engineering, Engineering Technology, Manufacturing/MIS, and from adjunct
Interested companies should contact Catherine
Kendrick by phone at (978) 934-2495 or by email:
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