New training of the Production area employees focused on the activities of the FORCE Program Action fields
he PSI-P – Production System Department offers its employees already established training courses that focus on Lean methods (lean production: only what the customer requires is produced; thus, waste is minimised – ed.). Since 2012, these training courses have taken place at the Lean Centre building and have been attended by tens of thousands of employees, mostly from the P – Production and Logistics area. Last year, PSI-P decided to adjust both the offer and the content of the training regarding the new production directions and expanded it with topics related to the FORCE Program. The new training courses place more emphasis on practical use. They familiarise their participants with the contents of the individual action fields and prepare them for new challenges. The concept of FORCE Academy education consists of a qualification pyramid and its individual thematic blocks. The basis of every training course is still lean production, but otherwise, they differ in their depth and focus of information with respect to the target group. During any of these courses, their participants can test their theoretical knowledge via interactive game – production simulator. The individual training modules will start depending on the current epidemiological situation, the Basic training will run from the end of May, and the Starter and Expert modules will be launched in September. PSI-P will gradually include other thematic blocks by 2022. ED
This module is intended primarily for new employees, secondary vocational school students and other students, since it only deals with the basics of the production system, optimisation and FORCE Program.
The training course supports the team coordinators and replaces the original three-day block of compulsory VSŠ Practitioner qualification. It lasts two days and mainly focuses on practical use. “Most of the information will be obtained by the coordinators during a truck assembly simulation in which we used the original game and expanded it with mechanical production and new models”, says Šárka Smýkalová from PSI-P.
This is completely new and takes the form of a two-day training course for foremen. In addition to lean production, it familiarises its participants with the practical use of the Industry 4.0 elements and the individual action fields of the FORCE Program. It includes the simulation of an assembly line simultaneously producing a truck model and a drone.
You can register for all the training courses via the Web catalogue or ŠKODA Space.