The Workforce Development Division is located in Holliday Hall at NEMCC in Booneville and at the NEMCC campuses in New Albany and Corinth. Workforce Development provides training to businesses, industries and residents within our 5 county district.
Industrial/ Manufacturing Course Offerings
The Welding and Cutting session is intended to prepare the successful student for entry-level employment in the field of welding and cutting. The curriculum includes Safety, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Oxy-fuel Cutting, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).
This course is an introduction to welding of pipe using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices.
Manufacturing Skills Certification
Manufacturing Basic Skills Certification is designed to provide the student with the basic skills needed to be successful in a high-performance manufacturing environment. This course introduces and reinforces skills such as safety, precision measurement and blueprint reading. In addition, Lean Manufacturing, value stream mapping, ISO methods, 5S concepts and quality tools associated with SPC will be introduced.
Blue Print Reading
BasicBlueprint Reading provides learner with training that enables them to understand the various types of blueprints, shop prints and schematics used in an industrial environment. During this training you will learn to read and understand Orthographic drawings and Dimensioning and Tolerances.
In this class you will learn the Purpose and Language of Measurement, Scale Instruments and Accessories, Vernier Caliper, and Micrometers, Gages, and Protractors. You will also learn to make calculations and conversions.
High Performance Manufacturing
This course offers the learner an introduction to the concepts of Quality system elements, types of quality management systems and continuous improvement concepts, such as, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Quality Tools with SPC, and a basic overview of ISO 9001.
Lean 101 is an introduction course for the entire workforce providing a brief overview of Lean tools. The class will include hands-on simulation designed to be fun and informative. Attendees will acquire a good overall understanding of Lean manufacturing and the steps needed to implement change.
10-Hour OSHA Safety
The 10-hour General Industry Training Program is intended to provide workers with the general awareness of recognizing and preventing hazards in the workplace. This training includes topics; such as, an overview of OSHA, basic electrical safety, & walking/working surfaces, machine guarding, emergency action plans, and flammable and combustible liquids.
30-Hour OSHA Safety
The 30-Hour General Industry Safety Training course is a comprehensive safety program designed for general industry workers and supervisors. Specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues.
40-Hour Waste Site Worker Health and Safety
All hazardous waste site workers must have a minimum of 40 hours of training (OSHA 1910.120). This class is for personnel who work at hazardous waste cleanup sites. Topics covered include worker protection procedures, health effects of hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, air monitoring, waste site control, containment and emergencies, and equipment decontamination procedures.
24-Hour Industrial Emergency Response
This training course has been designed to fulfill the 24-hour HOWPER training requirements for personnel engaged in emergency response action at uncontrolled hazardous waste site.
This training provides your employees with training to recognize hazards, classify hazards according to standards, pack, mark, and label materials in compliance to standards, and to use reference materials properly.
Confined Space Awareness
Proper Confined Space Training will show employers and employees what the principal hazards are in Confined Spaces, and how to protect themselves. Whether the danger is engulfment, toxic or flammable atmospheres, or other physical or environmental hazards, employee awareness and protection are the most important aspect of Confined Space operations. Worker injuries and fatalities are preventable with the right mix of information and commitment from management.
Hazard Awareness and Communication
This course is designed to provide you with a general overview of each of the following critical focus areas:
- Potential Hazards of Chemicals, including Physical and Health Hazards
- Acute or Short-term Chemical Health Effects
- Chronic or Long-Term Chemical Health Effects
- The Importance and Need for Hazard Communication (HazCom)
- HazCom Methods and General Program Requirements
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Chemical Labeling Requirements
- Your Right To Know and Personal Responsibilities When Working With Chemical
Disaster Site Worker
The Disaster Site Worker training program is for Disaster Site Workers who provide skilled support services, (e.g. utility, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment operation) or site cleanup services in response to natural and man-made disasters. Specifically, it is recognized that all workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition worksites and be able to inspect, don, and doff air-purifying respirators.
The Community College Citizen Preparedness Program (3CP2)
This program was designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in collaboration with the nation’s community colleges. NEMCC is currently the offers the, 2-hour-long 3CP2 training sessions online or in a classroom setting. Participants are trained to recognize, prepare for and recover from disasters ranging from severe weather to terrorism.
3CP2 training provides a step-by-step approach to learning about local emergency plans, identifying hazards that affect our local area, and developing a disaster plan and supplies kit. Other topics covered include evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disaster, and information specific to people with disabilities.
Leadership and Management Skills
Project leaders are more than just project managers; they possess a highly desirable blend of technical expertise, attention to detail and leadership skills. In order to build a high-performing project team, you need to harness the
combined experience of the team and exercise influence—with or without authority—as you oversee the project to completion. In this workshop you will learn
- Steps to start your project
- How to build an action plan
- How to develop a RACI form
- How to close out a project
Successful team building will have far reaching effects in your organization. Improve the way team members interact and you improve their ability to solve problems. Better problem–solving means better efficiency in general. Increased efficiency tends to boost morale and productivity. It also helps to decrease stress, turnover and operating costs.
Communication @ Work
Communication is the key to success no matter the situation. During this workshop you will learn to
- Build cooperative relationships that focuses on trust and respect
- Communicate successfully using simple and direct language
- Develop or increase your active-listening skills to anticipate and avoid misunderstandings
- Remove the barriers that weaken your ability to communicate well