Maintenance Skills Assessment and Training





Typical Procedure for Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Assessment Training:

  1. Submit request.

  2. Sign agreement with the local technical college.

  3. Assessment conducted for employees to determine training needs.

  4. Your company and technical college agree on training objectives.

  5. Training is available through the local technical college.

"The individual improvement plans developed from Georgia's Maintenance Skills Assessment Training Program allows us to better utilize our training resources; we can see exactly what training each individual needs. In addition, the assessment identifies our employees' strengths. This enables us to develop internal coaches/trainers and lessens our dependence on external resources."

- Charles Black
Manager, Operational Development and Training
Georgia Pacific Corporation

"I don't see how you can go wrong with this program. We like what we got. Now we can train for the skills that we need."

- Arnold Gurley
Training Manager
Johnson & Johnson

We'd be pleased to give you more information about our mechanical and electrical maintenance assessment and training. Just contact your local technical college's Vice President of Economic Development Programs.
      Every day businesses are becoming more dependent on highly automated manufacturing systems. The companies with the brightest futures all have employees who are trained from the future.

That's why Georgia has a program to help your company improve employee skills in the areas of mechanical and electrical maintenance. Our program utilizes the state's technical colleges to deliver comprehensive assessment and training to employees.

And the results are dramatic. Your company will not only benefit from having a better trained workforce, but also gains a competitive edge. Which is more important than ever in today's globally competitive environment.

comprehensive training for complicated tasks

No one needs all of our training. Your employees have differing degrees of skill. So rather than give your people unnecessary instruction, we take time to find out exactly what each employee needs.

Our training starts with an evaluation process that usually takes place at a certified assessment center. Our assessment team consists of a team leader, three to four certified assessors, a scheduler and a data entry specialist.

two students examining equipment

Mechanical Maintenance Assessment
The mechanical maintenance assessment program includes eleven written, seven identification and application, and six performance activities. We assess your employees' capabilities in the following:

  • Motors and couplings

  • Belts, chains and shafts

  • Bearings and seals

  • Principles of mechanics

  • Lubrication

  • Welding

  • Hydraulics and pneumatics

  • Plumbing and tubing

  • Gears, drives, and clutches

  • Fasteners and torque

  • Math

  • Electrical Maintenance Assessment
    The electrical maintenance assessment program also covers a great deal with seven written, six identification and application, and five performance activities. Areas that we assess here include the following:

  • Electrical safety

  • Fundamentals of electricity

  • Electrical blueprints

  • Test equipment

  • Motors and generators

  • Control devices

  • Math

  • Power distribution

  • With so many areas assessed, it probably sounds like a long process, right? Not really. In fact, the test take approximately 12 hours the mechanical assessment and approximately 10 hours for the electrical assessment.

    The Results
    The analysis from the assessments are put into bar graphs and other printouts that give both the individual and the company a full summary of the results and provide recommendations for training. And what's more, employees are individually counseled on their performance.

    But don't get the wrong idea. The purpose of this training evaluation isn't to use the test for hiring, promoting, firing, or providing pay-for-skills data. The purpose is to improve performance, improve your business and improve the confidence and skill level of each person who we work with in your company.


    better training means better business

    The Next Step
    Here's the next step. To make sure your company's skill level improves, we follow up our assessment with high quality training programs, each specially developed to address any needs uncovered in the assessment.

    There are 85 mechanical and 30 electrical units in the series, and each unit includes student and instructor materials. Many units also include a performace requirement which involves hands-on training. It's a great way for your employees to learn.

    Instruction is provided in a classroom format or supervised individual study or a combination of the two. The important thing is not to simply provide materials, but to provide real learning and improvement. And our methods do just that.

    Each program is delivered in your plant or at the technical college and can be taught by in-plant personnel or school instructors.

    That's it! There's nothing complicated at all. To apply, you simply submit a request to the technical college in your area. The technical college draws up a letter of agreement which will include information about the fees associated with the assessment and training. Georgia's 34 technical colleges, 18 satellite centers, and 4 associated university programs give the state a network for training and provide you with facilities and expert instruction to make your training as effective as possible.

    Of course, throughout this whole process, your company will be a full partner every step of the way. We believe that cooperation is the best way to succeed in meeting training objectives which result in a more productive workforce.

    And that keeps both your business and Georgia strong, competitive and productive. And that's what Georgia's technical education system is all about.

    2005 Technical College System of Georgia
    last updated on 5/10/05