The Right Skills Now Rapid Ready Training for Manufacturing program rolled out in a select number of states a few years ago. The Right Skills Now program was started by The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, NIMS, The Manufacturing Institute and ACT as a fast-track pathway to deliver for-credit training that could lead an individual through a 16-week training program to an industry credential and a job.
The program is built on stackable credentials, combining ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation and a NIMS competency-based industry-supported credential for demand-driven machining and metalworking skills.
Developing a highly skilled workforce and a consistent pipeline of talent throughout your organization is the key critical ingredient to your sustained success. The challenge will get worse before it gets better as baby boomers retire at a rate of about 10,000 per month across all industries, and as general economic expansion continues in advanced manufacturing due to new innovations in technology and products.
A recent Deloitte report suggests that the skills gap could grow from about 300,000 today to two million by 2025.
For job seekers, Right Skills Now is a fast path to a current job opening, and more importantly, it’s a pathway to a long-term career in manufacturing, the industry that drives or enables all new technologies in the U.S. and globally.
Right Skills Now is a fast-track talent innovation to ensure that manufacturers have the right people with the right skills in the right jobs — right now.
For more information, visit www.RightSkillsNow.org and submit the “TAKE ACTION!” form to NIMS.