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Helping Apprentices and Other Workers Gain In-Demand Skills

| Department of Labor | Advanced Manufacturing

Businesses, higher education, and workforce development organizations can use the updated model when developing curriculum, identifying workforce skill gaps, and detecting competencies required for credentials. The refreshed model helps ensure that workers learn skills that employers need.

The new model – developed in collaboration with SEMI (an industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain) – includes:

  • Manufacturing process design and
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  • Operations management
  • Maintenance, installation and repair
  • Supply chain production logistics
  • Quality assurance and continuous improvement
  • Equipment, practices, and procedures which promote a healthy and safe work environment

SEMI has launched pilot programs in New York, North Carolina, and Oregon where work teams and subject-matter experts are using the model content to track the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to meet the production goals of companies. This information will then be shared with community colleges to help them adapt their curriculum to industry needs.