Training for Manufacturing Employees

Providing your workforce with tools for success, from soft skills to lean manufacturing

Employee Training Programs

Manufacturing Career Readiness Training

NWIRC’s Manufacturing Career Readiness Training serves as an extension of your company’s onboarding process – by providing employees basic career readiness, communication, problem-solving skills, and motivation. The program is career-focused versus job-focused – with the ultimate goal of helping individuals successfully integrate into your company’s culture and become long-term, loyal employees. The training is also beneficial for employees who need to enhance their soft skills. The training includes a series of (4) weekly virtual 90-minute sessions held via Zoom. Participants will need a computer with internet, video camera, and audio capabilities for the live and interactive sessions.

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Supervisory Skills Training

Providing essential skills for mid-level and frontline managers, whether they are currently in their role or newly promoted.

Lean, Continuous Improvement, and Quality Training

Whether a customized onsite program or our ongoing public schedule, examples include ISO 9001, IATF, and AS9100 Internal Auditor; Lean Champion, 5S, Root Cause Analytics, FMEA, Statistical Process Control, and Toyota Kata.

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Soft Skills Training

Whether a customized onsite program or our ongoing public schedule, examples of topics include – Generational Diversity, Emotional Intelligence, Toyota Kata, Effective Communications, and Critical Thinking.

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On-Demand Training with Tooling U

NWIRC has partnered with a premier online skills training provider for access to online modules that will fit your production schedule in multiple industry segments, including Foundation, Machining, Maintenance, Mechatronics, Welding, and Additive.

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Company Benefits

  • Flexible and customizable training methods, including public offerings, onsite, and online
  • Work in partnership with your company’s Human Resource Department and/or frontline Supervisors
  • NWIRC expert instructors, plus access to numerous third-party instructors for a variety of topics
  • Various training classes may be eligible for PA WEDnet reimbursement


“Covid-19 presented a significant challenge to our training environment during the year, however, the team at the NWIRC was creative and flexible, which led to a great outcome. I highly recommend the use of the IRC network in Pennsylvania for your training needs.”

John Thigpen ILSCO Extrusions