Triangle was awarded a Skills Partnership Training Grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for fiscal year 2017. We partnered with NJMEP to provide training which was led by Ed Hanker, Jr. Over the course of the year, associates were able to participate in Blueprint Reading, Root Cause Analysis, and Lean Principles classes thanks to the training subsidies the grant provided. Triangle continually invests in its associates, creating a capable and confident workforce to sustain the company’s competitive edge in the marketplace. We not only have to stand out against our peers, but Triangle must also compete with OEMs for work and skilled employees.
The Skills Partnership Training Grant provides us with the opportunity to provide in-depth training to our associates resulting in improvements in the quality and efficiency of our work, ultimately reducing costs. As our associates and processes become more capable and efficient, Triangle is able to take on more diversified work and bring employment opportunities to the region as we continue to expand. In addition, as our associates take advantage of these classes, they become better prepared to cross-train on new equipment and advanced technologies allowing them to pursue more challenging career paths within the company resulting in higher morale and job retention.
Through the grant, both an Introduction to Blueprint Reading and an Advanced class was offered to our shop floor associates to help them understand blueprints and GD&T practices. Our Supervisors and Production Planners participated in Root Cause Analysis and Lean Leadership for Sustained Results to provide them with techniques to better manage resources in their efforts to prevent and eliminate waste, and drive efficiency. Several Lean Principles classes were held for all production and support associates to provide an overall understanding of lean concepts, helping them to better recognize inefficiencies and recommend improvements to their work environment.
NJMEP – The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program is a private, not-for-profit organization that works to improve the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. To learn more about NJMEP, please visit their website: www.njmep.org