Right Skills Now: A Fast Track Manufacturing Training Program to Bridge the Skills Gap

Right Skills Now is a fast track precision manufacturing training program designed to enable both job seekers and employers meet the current demand for skilled workers. The program features four NIMS credentials and is being piloted in Minnesota. Right Skills Now was developed by a team from NIMS, the Manufacturing Institute, ACT, Dunwoody College of Technology and South Central College, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and manufacturing companies including Productivity Inc. Darlene Miller, CEO of Permac Industries and a member of the President’s Council was instrumental in spearheaded the program.

Right Skills Now incorporates 16 weeks of manufacturing skills training at the community colleges followed by on the job internships with manufacturers. Trainees will initially be assessed and certified using ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate. They will earn four NIMS credentials including two in Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Operations.

The implementation package for Right Skills Now is at this link here.

For details and further information about Right Skills Now, contact James Wall at jwall@nims-skills.org or (703) 352-4971.