Right Skills Now

Right Skills Now is an innovative pilot program to help math qualified candidates get the skills they need to start their career in CNC operations. Right Skills Now was conceived by PMPA member Darlene Miller while serving on the Presidents Council for Jobs and Competitiveness as a way to help employers find, and potential employees get, the Right Skills Now to be successful in precision machining.  PMPA assisted Miller’s work on the Job Council. Right Skills Now was founded by a partnership of a number of organizations including National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), ACT (Career Readiness Assessment), President’s Job Council. Original schools for the Right Skills Now Pilot Rollout were Dunwoody College of Technology and South Central Community College, both of Minnesota. Right Skills Now has been adopted by a number of schools across the country.

How does Right Skills Now Work?

Right Skills Now is a concentrated 16 to 24 week hands on CNC operator immersion learning experience provided by community colleges that follows the curriculum outlined by the original partner organizations. After completing 12 – 16 weeks of class and shop experience, Right Skills Now Students are provided an 8 weeks for credit internship to lock in and hone their skills. Typically a job offer results. and lock in their

Right Skills now provides nationally recognized career credentials certified by NAM / NIMS that are stackable and that can be credited in future academic work towards an associate degree.

Where can I find out more about Right Skills Now?

View Official Website: http://rightskillsnow.org/

View the Right Skills Now Curriculum Outline: http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/~/media/58FA58955457492CA788A003C0BB2744.ashx

Employers/ Schools interested in Implementing Right Skills Now in your area:

PMPA Partners with The Manufacturing Institute to Address the Need for a Skilled Workforce

Press Release: October 2, 2012