For job candidates
View videos below about the Kellogg Community College Advanced Manufacturing Assembly (KAMA) program.
Community job skills training
The Skills for American Manufacturing (SAM) training is a collaboration of workforce development organizations, learning institutions, and Applied IE. SAM training is customized to provide learning objectives designed for a specific community population to prepare or enhance job skills for the manufacturing industry.
SAM training can be designed to benefit those seeking manufacturing entry-level job positions such as production associate, material handler, set-up technician, quality inspector, shipping clerk, or production support staff.
Contact Applied IE to learn more about SAM training and how to set up a training program in your community.
Example foundation course
The foundation course is provided by the learning institution, such as a community college or intermediate school district. The foundation course contains the necessary skills and knowledge required for entry-level job positions. Learning topics may include:
The capstone coarse is designed to give participants the opportunity to apply the knowledge to a manufacturing assembly simulation. The near-realistic production assembly is delivered by Applied IE using the proprietary XMC-401 learning platform. The Learning topics may include:
Participants are grouped in teams and experience multiple production builds following the Deming cycle, also known as Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. Each production build provides participants the opportunity to problem solve and implement performance-oriented improvements. Participants will: