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Training Programs

Workforce Development

Partnering with Industry, Business, and Education

We offer a variety of job training programs that are designed to help individuals acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today's workforce. Our programs include both technical and soft skills training, and are tailored to meet the needs of different industries and job types. Contact us to learn more about our job training programs.

 Workforce Training Course Offerings

Please note: We  offer custom curriculums for local businesses and employees and/or pipeline, please inquire if interested in meeting with one of the Hub team members to review custom module options.

Introduction to Welding (Augmented Reality):

This training prepares students with welding vocabulary, techniques, and basic operations of a welding gun using augmented reality welders.  MIG, Stick, TIG techniques are explored.  Classes culminate with Miller Industry Certifications.

 

CNC Machinist Course:

This 150 hour training includes topics in shop math, blueprint reading, quality assurance, safety, work readiness, CNC mill operations, CNC lathe operations, and Gcode.  Upon completion of the technical training, the student will be eligible for OSHA10 and MACWIC1 certification. This course can be used to satisfy the RTI requirements for CNC Machinist Apprenticeship programs. 

 

Manufacturing I / Intro to Welding (BVExcel):

 

This course will provide students with a broad understanding of traditional methods of the manufacturing process as well as the automated manufacturing industry.  An emphasis will be placed on workplace safety, measurement and blueprint reading, and the engineering design process.  Manufacturing Technology will also focus on the basics of drafting, drafting standards, and utilization of CAD commands.  These skills will culminate with a project that uses a computer to design a prototype.  This will include testing and evaluation as well as cost of materials analysis.  An introduction to welding will be incorporated into the second half of the course.  Course content includes the following topics: Blueprint Reading, CAD Drawing, Measurement, Safety, Shop Math, Introduction to Welding- MIG & Stick welding, and Introduction to Design (using laser cutter, 3D printer).  Students will earn OSHA 10 credentials through this course.

Note: This course is designated for high school students whose home schools participate in the Blackstone Valley Superintendent’s Consortium.  Please see BVExcel for specifics regarding enrollment.

Manufacturing II / Advanced Welding (BVExcel):

 

In the Manufacturing II/ Advanced Welding course, students will continue to learn the CAD fundamentals, as well as design and prototype more advanced projects.  A more inclusive cost analysis is also conducted while working through the projects.  The second half of the course will include advanced welding topics such as TIG & pipe.  Course content includes the following topics: Blueprint Reading, CAD Drawing, Measurement, Safety, Shop Math, Welding- TIG & pipe, and Introduction to Design (using laser cutter, 3D printer).  Students will earn the MACWIC I credentials through this course. Note: This course is designated for high school students whose home schools participate in the Blackstone Valley Superintendent’s Consortium. 

 

Please see BVExcel for specific regarding enrollment.

Basic Shop Math:

This 10hr course focuses on the basic math needed in many industries- basic math concepts and terms, basic arithmetic operations, fractions, decimals, multiplication, order of operations, etc. This course will be done in-person in a classroom at employer's site or our training site. Specific curriculum from MACWIC will be used as well as instructor made assessments. Candidates for this course include manufacturing technicians in all manufacturing industries and any industrial worker who uses basic math in their workplace.

Lean Manufacturing Training:

Lean manufacturing and QA/QC training covering topics such as a lean manufacturing overview, value stream mapping, value added, non-value added, 5S, waste identification, Muda, Muri, Mura, TPM, Kaizen events, Kanban implementation, work standardization, Takt time as well as delving into QA, QC, SPC, and charting. Real-world examples and data from clients own manufacturing process will be implemented. The course is designed to be run as 2 hour sessions, twice a week at clients premises for a total of 9 weeks. Schedule can be adjusted as needed. The ideal audience for this course is first line supervisors, foremen, managers and key manufacturing personnel.

Industry Readiness Training:

This class will prepare students for entry into working in a variety of industries (ex. Manufacturing, Warehouse, etc.)  Topics such as basic shop math, blueprint reading, metrology, lean manufacturing, job safety and employability skills will be addressed.  Students will earn OSHA General Industry -10 certification upon completion of course.

*New* Introduction to Electronics:

This course is designed as an introductory course and is a subset of the main electronics curriculum. It will cover basic electronic concepts, fault finding, and rework. Students will earn a BV Hub Certificate of Completion.

In-Person

Coming 2023-2024

  • Electronics Lab & Curriculum

    • PLC Training 

    • Hand Tools & Soldering

  • Ham Radio Experiences

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