Training within Industry - Job Instruction (TWI-JI) During a Pandemic

Posted by Ed Huey on Sep 11, 2020 2:50:23 PM

During step 1 (Preparing the Worker), you are responsible for putting the person at ease to start the training. This may be a good time to discuss any concerns the learner my have about the current situation with Covid 19. Perhaps introduce all the safety measures your company has taken to keep the participant safe during this pandemic. 

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How to Upskill Workers When You Cannot be Face-to-Face

Posted by Lisa Kenney on Jun 5, 2020 12:28:10 PM

Spoiler Alert:  This blog will not be about which web-based platform is the best investment or the best digital products in the marketplace.  This blog will be about LEARNING, and how, even though today it may be delivered in different ways than we are accustomed to, learning should not take a back seat in the workplace.  In fact, how workers are trained and upskilled today will require great leaps in creativity, innovation, and change management along with strong practices of human interfacing that you may have left to chance before.  So read on …

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Addressing the Workforce Challenge: Inspirations from the 2020 Conference on Enterprise Excellence

Posted by Simone Erskine on Feb 5, 2020 9:22:33 AM

What does it take to build a truly remarkable team and a high performing organization? At the IMEC 2020 Conference on Enterprise Excellence, leaders in manufacturing, healthcare, education and business will come together to highlight best practices and strategies they use to achieve performance excellence. Despite representing different industries, these organizations have taken a similar path to performance excellence, and as such have overcome common challenges across industry. One challenge that is all too familiar to manufacturers is the workforce crisis. With the rise of the silver tsunami, manufacturers – and other industries – must take strategic actions to protect and build their greatest asset – their people.

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Announcing the 2019 IMEC Awards for Excellence Recipients

Posted by Emily Lee on Dec 3, 2019 11:47:39 AM

IMEC announces five organizations as recipients of the IMEC Recognition Program’s 2019 Awards for Excellence. The high-performing organizations were evaluated against the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence by the IMEC Board of Examiners as part of the annual application process. Application scores and award determinations are made by the IMEC Panel of Judges.

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America's Promise Grant: Building a Talent Pipeline in the Calumet Region

Posted by IMEC on Oct 2, 2019 12:02:42 PM

Originally written by Calumet Area Industrial Commission.

In January of 2017, Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) accepted the call to action from IMEC and the Illinois Department of Labor to administer America's Promise Grant (APG) to underemployed and low-income individuals, plus recent high school grads. Since then, APG has helped further CAIC’s mission in leading industrial expansion and retention in Chicagoland and Northwestern Indiana.

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Regional Workforce Conference at JWCC to Help Companies Address Labor Shortage and Adapt for the Future

Posted by IMEC on Sep 3, 2019 10:50:00 AM

Contributed by our partners at John Wood Community College.

Regional companies will learn practical ways to adapt for the future at the “ABC’s of a Thriving Workforce” conference set for Tuesday, September 24 from 9a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at John Wood Community College’s auditorium in Quincy.

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Community Partners Celebrate February as CTE Month®

Posted by Simone Erskine on Feb 1, 2019 10:43:59 AM

 Written by Carly McCory, partner and Executive Director - Champaign County Economic Development Corporation

The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation and Parkland College will join community, regional and state partners to celebrate February as Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, which recognizes the value and accomplishments of career and technical education programs in the U.S.

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Facilitating a Successful Employee Engagement Survey: 5 Lessons Learned on Leveraging Organizational Success

Posted by Ashley Beaudoin on Nov 5, 2018 11:23:14 AM

Written by Ashley Beaudoin, IMEC Technical Specialist 

Are you planning to implement, or have you recently deployed, an employee engagement survey to your workforce? Are you unsure of what to do next or are seeing little to no improvement? From my involvement with companies as they implement and evaluate aspects pertaining to engagement levels, I have witnessed many hurdles and successes. Based upon my findings, here are five lessons I have learned for leveraging organizational success through an employee engagement survey.
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Local Collaboration Results in Shared Resources & Area Training Grant

Posted by Rob Newbold on Oct 24, 2018 12:21:58 PM

 

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This article was originally published in "Inside Vermilion County" by Vermilion Advantage.

Local employers are benefiting from the new IMIN Network (Inspire, Motivate, Improve, Network). While the underlying focus is sharing information and strategies related to continuous improvement and lean processes, the group is finding broad areas that apply to almost any kind of business practice.

The group is led by Amanda English and Mike Gragert, Watchfire Signs; Stephanie Yates, Danville Area Community College (DACC); Rob Newbold, IMEC; and Vicki Haugen, Vermilion Advantage.

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