Libertyville (Township), IL Description: 90K + 20% BonusPosition Summary:
The main purpose for the Workforce Development Specialist (WDS) is to connect manufacturing, by virtue of CNCs and Robots, to existing and future customers in new and creative ways.
The Workforce Development Specialist will develop and coordinate all activities of Workforce Development Program - Automation Training & Credentialing, Student Engagement Summits, the Scholarship-Internship Program, and the Apprenticeship Program. Through by creating new partnerships and training centers with high schools, technical colleges, STEM organizations, and other outlets, the Workforce Development Specialist will establish a sustainable presence of CNCs, Robots, PLCs, and other Industrial Automation equipment throughout the United States. The WDS will exhibit and utilize demo equipment in order to expose future customers, students, partners, and non-traditional clients. Additionally, the WDS will support the robot integration activities of the Mechatronics section of TSS, and support the Level 1-3 Maintenance Certification Program. The WDS will participate in trade shows, exhibit in local and national school events and contests, and develop activities.Position Duties and Responsibilities
- Build foundation and support a comprehensive network of Workforce Development partners, Non-Profit Organization partners, Training Centers and other outlets throughout the United States.
- Formulate and execute new training center agreements for technical schools and other partners. Travel extensively to set up new partnerships and at least one training center in each of the lower 48 states.
- Handle the day-to-day feedback and follow-ups to and from schools and Workforce Development Partners. Serve as the main point of contact for all Workforce Development Program Activities - Certification Program, Scholarship Program and Student Engagement Summits. Handle workforce related phone calls, emails, and other incoming correspondence.
- Follow up with customers who have received single-class training. Offer and sell certifications to them.
- Effectively utilize our automation demo equipment in order to expose CNCs and Robots to the youth community, non-traditional customers and other outlets.
- Post the scholarship program nationwide and handle all applications and feedback.
- Support all IMTS Student Summit activities.
- Work with the Industrial Automation Group and to develop contests for students.
- Conduct research and determine target industries and target schools for integration of its Workforce Development Program.
- Sell and supply Robot, CNC and PLC equipment to high schools, technical schools and non-profit organizations. Ensure that the equipment is integrated as an active part of school curriculum's and lesson plans.
- 60% travel throughout North America
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Business or Engineering from a four year college or technical school
- Minimum of two years of professional experience in workforce development, training, community outreach or public relations
- Broad knowledge of CNC, Robot and other Automation equipment is required.
- Experience collaborating with higher education institutions.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with customers, colleagues and outside vendors is required.
- Computer proficiency - knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
- Knowledge of how to create and maintain reports in Excel is required.
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