INDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers' board of directors has approved new funding to support the creation of a new training curriculum.
Rubber Operator Training – Material Mixing and Compression/Transfer Molding is designed to train the rubber processor, something the ARPM said is the first of its kind in the rubber industry.
"Creating pathways from job training to career is critical for our members and our economy," ARPM Managing Director Letha Keslar said in a statement. "We are excited that the board of directors has made this commitment to enhancing the competitiveness of our members' companies. After we complete the Material Mixing and Compression/Transfer Molding training modules we will begin Injection Molding and Extrusion modules."
ARPM has partnered with 180 Skills, which includes more than 700 courses, as learning management system and content organization tools that the association said helps "enable employers to deliver job-aligned skills training to everyone from job-seekers and new hires to skilled incumbent employees."
Processors who register for the ARPM/180 Skills program also gain access to 180 Skills' library of more than 700 online, competency-based courses.
The training program is open to all ARPM members. For more information on the program, visit arpminc.com/resources/training.