Thermal and Environmental Controls (TEC) is a specialty sector within the advanced manufacturing industries experiencing a significant skill and knowledge gap among domestic workers that will widen if left unchecked. Occupations within these industries represent several positions in highest demand for H-1B visas. This is a rapidly growing, high-skill area in which training of domestic workers is necessary.
An integrated training program coordinated by SUNY-ESF will provide participants with the training necessary to be prepared for employment, and add value and advancement potential to incumbent workers in the advanced manufacturing of TEC. Training is comprised of three components: two days of Foundational Competencies training pertinent to the needs of the AM-TEC cluster, facilitated online Certified Production Technician (CPT) Green Production Module training (optionally, may be combined with four critical production functions modules for full CPT certification), and TEC topics, i.e. periodic lectures and discussions on TEC topics of interest, or tours featuring products and processes of local TEC firms. Those attending the Foundational Competencies training and the TEC Topics will be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) issued by SUNY-ESF. Additionally, TEC Topics attendees will be eligible for an AM-TEC credential issued by SUNY-ESF.
At the end of the program, participants will be able to:
The program includes 16 hours of classroom training and the program agenda is as follows:
AM-TEC cluster companies may take advantage of on-site training. For information, please contact AM-TEC training program manager Howie Hollander. All participants completing Foundational Competencies Training will receive 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) issued by SUNY-ESF. For a schedule of upcoming public training, click here.
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-Zach H., The Fulton Companies
As defined by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), the Green Production Module coursework covers “workplace activities across all industries within the manufacturing sector that require the use of equipment, technologies, and processes that will improve the environmental performance of manufacturing companies.” Thus is it not limited to the manufacturing of green products but includes the “greening” of all manufacturing. Following completion of the module, individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge though an assessment test based upon MSSC's industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards for the module processes, to receive the MSSC Green Production Module credential. Online materials will be available for six months from the first day of login and may be accessed from any computer that meets the minimum system requirements. Cost of the CPT Green Production Module is $100. Optionally, participants may combine with four critical production functions modules for full CPT certification for $400. For more information on CPT training, click here.
All TEC Topics participants attending eight topics will receive 1.0 CEU issues by SUNY-ESF, as well as an AM-TEC cluster recognized credential. For a schedule of upcoming TEC Topics, click here.
Participants may be employed in one of the AM-TEC cluster firms in central New York, in an aligned organization, or seeking employment in the AM-TEC sector. Candidates must be a minimum of 18-years-of-age, and have appropriate work-experience (if no post-secondary coursework has been completed), and hold a H.S. diploma/GED or equivalent.