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Onboarding Program

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. Topics are stand-alone, so participants can start the program at any point in the monthly schedule. The participant will need a computer with internet, video camera, and audio capabilities for the live and interactive sessions.


Manufacturing Career Readiness Training Topics

Manufacturing 101:
Review terminology and concepts commonly found in the manufacturing environment (such as lean, quality management, 8 wastes, certifications, etc.).

Communication and Conflict:
Basic essential communications skills, dealing with conflict, and working with people who have different communication styles.

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking:
Provides an understanding of why we think the way we do and various ways to become better problem solvers.

Goal Setting:
Setting personal and professional goals to build a career versus showing up for a paycheck. Helping participants to find their ‘why’ and letting it be the driver to enjoy work and constantly improve skills.


The next 2022 cohort is scheduled for June 1 / 8 / 15 / 22




Lisa Pustelak is an Employee Development Specialist and Strategic Business Advisor for NWIRC.
She is the previous Founder and CEO of LEDGE Enterprises and a Certified DDI Facilitator.


For questions, contact: mreichard@nwirc.org.