July 14, 2017
I once knew a teacher who bristled at the word “training.” She said, “You can train dogs to do simple tricks. You can train monkeys to perform certain tasks, but human beings should be educated.”
Her point is that people need to move beyond learning discrete procedures to critically thinking about the bigger picture. This is especially relevant in today’s CNC machining world. Yes, operators need to know the steps for setting up a part program, but they also need to think about taking full advantage of technology and machining techniques to improve the manufacturing process. That’s where education can take them beyond mere training.
Doctors, lawyers, teachers and other licensed professionals are required to complete a certain amount of continuing education each year. Given the increasing sophistication of manufacturing, it makes good sense for CNC shops to establish Learning Programs for their employees. These 5 steps can help you get started.
To learn more about how Gosiger can help you improve your company’s technical knowledge, contact your local Gosiger facility.