Development & Training
Development & Training
We have made talent management and people development top priorities because great leaders and great people create great results. The ATS Performance & Talent Management Program is based on our Cultural Commitment of Continuous Improvement. The evaluation process provides employees the tools necessary to ensure expectations are set, feedback is provided and quality performance is recognized and rewarded.
Talent Management focuses on each employee's personal development plan, ensuring progression in their current role and preparing them to move into other roles throughout the organization. This allows for a strategic approach to building employee competencies that correspond with our growth objectives, maximizing opportunities for internal mobility.
Our programs are as varied as the customers we serve, yet they focus on a common goal – to equip our people with the tools necessary to excel in their careers and become industry leaders. We offer challenging assignments, coaching and leadership development. Our technicians enjoy the hands-on training seminars, augmented by online learning resources.
It’s all about your development – and how you develop others.
In The Classrom
Today’s youth are the future of manufacturing and exciting and challenging careers await them. ATS actively works with junior high and high school students to help them explore career opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Students enjoy our hands-on approach and innovative program and leave with a better understanding of the vast opportunities ahead.
The ATS Manufacturing and Maintenance Exercise is designed to help students learn the importance of high-tech machine maintenance through a fun, fast-paced activity. It incorporates math, teamwork and competition, while providing a foundation of manufacturing.
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ATS Manufacturing and Maintenance Exercise
During this activity, students are divided into competing teams, with each student having a role to play. On each team, five students simulate a machine or a robot on an assembly line. Each team is tasked with building widgets from raw material. Each student “machine” has a part assembled and sent down the line to the next machine.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if things always ran so smoothly? Throughout the exercise, the ATS facilitator announces machine breakdowns that slow production. When this occurs, students must wait for a Maintenance Technician to repair the machine. The Maintenance Technician must solve a class-related math problem before the machine can be operable.
Each team also has a Quality Control Analyst to ensure that each product will pass the final inspection. A Safety Manager tracks how many products the team safely manufactured and an Environmental Assurance Specialist recycles the parts to issue again. Finally, a Parts Distribution Specialist redistributes the parts to the correct machines. The team who safely makes the most completed widgets wins!
Students learn about the manufacturing process and the important skills necessary for maintaining sophisticated, high-tech machinery used in factories today. Students also learn the importance of good problem solving skills as the ATS Facilitator relates their classroom studies to real-world applications.
What Educators are Saying
“The tinker toy assembly line was a great hands-on activity that allowed students to understand how math relates to manufacturing and the importance of working as a team.”
Andrena Gaymon, Career Development Facilitator
Ralph Chandler Middle School – Simpsonville, SC
“We felt the ATS presentation was a wonderful tool to assist students in understanding not just particular careers in preventive maintenance or maintenance technology, but manufacturing as a whole. I had three students request to shadow in manufacturing.”
Robyn Pirovitz, Career Development Facilitator
Carolina High School – Greenville, SC
“Students thoroughly enjoyed their experience and felt that manufacturing and math demanded close attention to detail, problem solving skills, and an ability to contribute to the overall operation to accomplish great things.”
Gwynne G. Huff, Career Development Facilitator
Riverside Middle Royals – Greer, SC
How to Participate
If you would like to hear more about this program or schedule ATS to visit your classroom, please call 309-693-4000 and ask to speak to a Training Specialist.