Training

Take advantage of our professional, friendly, customized training workshops and get ready for success!

The Elyria Works Now training curriculum involves several aspects of preparing for a successful interview and career. We have asked our professional panel to provide customized training focused on job readiness, manufacturing knowledge, safety, interviewing skills and job retention practices.

This curriculum encompasses three weeks of training – all designed to help you get a job – and keep one. The curriculum is divided into three specific learning “tracks”.  As you progress through the training, you will also have the opportunity to develop vitally important life skills such as self-awareness, self-confidence, and critical thinking.

Technical Skills


Our dedicated staff will instruct you on basic skills including writing, speaking, and decorum. They will also act as program administrators and can help you with everything from basic math to calibrated measurements.

  • Awareness of the manufacturing process
  • Awareness of the machines and tools used in various manufacturing industries
  • Shop math knowledge and application
  • Shop safety knowledge and application

Life Skills


  • Communication – Appropriate oral and written use of words and speech suitable for conducting a successful job interview, including letter writing and resume writing.
  • Time management – Ability to maintain adequate time and attendance behaviors that follow company policy and procedure.
  • Goal setting and career planning – Ability to define specific measurable goals and Identifying career steps needed to achieve these goals.
  • Teamwork – Ability to work with others to complete tasks that lead to accomplishment of production goals and outputs.
  • Personal appearance and hygiene – These are team oriented work environment, so please don’t offend your teammates.
  • Financial literacy – Employers want their employees to know what compensation benefits are available for full-time employees. Employees with personal finance knowledge see the financial advantage to maintaining successful employment.

The Elyria Works Now! Program Overview


Here’s a quick outline of the professional training you’ll receive from Elyria Works Now!

WEEK ONE – JOB READINESS SKILLS

MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Coffee, drinks and bag lunch included

  • Reading, writing, math, communication
  • Critical thinking, self-awareness, self-confidence & goal setting
  • Career planning, & time management
  • Financial literacy
  • Teamwork

WEEK TWO – MANUFACTURING & SHOP SAFETY AWARENESS

MONDAY & TUESDAY 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Coffee, drinks and bag lunch included.

  • Awareness of the manufacturing process
  • Awareness of the machines and tools used in various manufacturing industries
  • Shop math knowledge and application
  • Shop safety knowledge and application

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

Open for meetings with Coaches

FRIDAY

Formal Mock Interviews

WEEK THREE – INTERVIEW PREPARATION

MONDAY & TUESDAY 7:30 am  – 1:30 pm

Coffee, drinks and bag lunch included.

  • Development of a resume, cover letter, and thank-you letter
  • Practice of interviewing with an employer
  • Completion of required HR documents
  • Sample job application

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY

Actual job interviews with participating employers!

That’s it!  All the training you’ll need to begin your manufacturing career and become a maker!