Today's business world requires a skilled and versatile operations workforce. As companies seek to gain a competitive edge in an environment of change, they frequently must address the need for production-level skills training to ensure that workers have the skills they need to be productive and adaptable. Issues that frequently drive the need for workplace skills training are numerous: Adapting to new technologies, Preparing workers for technical apprenticeships, Meeting quality or OSHA standards, Cross-training, Improving communication/reducing the need for translators, Improving participation in Six-Sigma/Lean strategies, Addressing new employee’s skill gaps, and Ensuring a technically sound workforce for the future. Training is designed to help move the company toward achieving strategic objectives and includes:

Illinois BIS on-site Manufacturing Apprenticeship Certificate Programs are customized and designed to be a part of your company's succession-planning strategy. These competency-based, comprehensive training programs are hands-on, will significantly improve the technical skills of your employees, and will be sustainable into the future. Apprenticeship Certificates include: Maintenance Professional, Manufacturing Specialist, Machining Technician and Welding Technician.

Illinois BIS can provide on-site customized Technical Skills training and support materials that will enhance the capabilities of your employees and systems. Our experienced instructors can work with your technical and maintenance staff in customizing our training to meet the needs of your system and production requirements.

This course will review arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, metrics, and percents. In addition, data analysis skills are taught (mean, median, mode) as a basis for statistical process control. Workplace applications of the math skills taught are included in each lesson.

This course will provide an introduction to the interpretation of simple shop drawings. Topics include: multi-view drawings, section views dimensions and tolerances, specifications and shop notes, orthographic projection and views, alphabet of lines, dimensions and tolerances, and specifications and notes.

Participants will develop measurement skills with inspection tools such as rules, calipers, micrometers, indicator gages, attribute gages, height gages, depth gages, and other instruments utilized in the production process. This is a hands-on course with an emphasis upon instrument selection and measurement task planning.

A guide to the application and interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing controls on component design. Course material highlights the limitations of traditional linear tolerancing of drawing dimensions, and provides evaluation of GD&T principles from design, production, and inspection perspectives. Interpretation based on the ASME Y-14.5M-2009 standard is emphasized using examples and case studies.

Progression of fundamental electrical topics, electrical safety, as well as equipment and component familiarization through an in depth study of electrical controls and systems in an industrial environment.

This course provides an introduction to mechanical systems for maintenance mechanics.

This course is an introduction to algebraic concepts, qualitative geometry and visual interpretation and basic trigonometric concepts. The treatment of topics will focus on math properties and relationships encountered in blueprint reading and interpretation, part inspection, machine tool operation and CNC programming.

This focus of this course is the set up and operation of manual lathes and milling machines. It is designed to introduce the participant to the principles of machine tool operation in preparation for further training as CNC machine tool operators.

This course will provide an introduction to the preparation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine code. The major mathematical and computer concepts needed for selected CNC machining tools are also introduced. CNC II will build upon the skills acquired in CNC l in developing more complex Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine code.

For hydraulics, operational principles of pumps, cylinders, motors, directional valves, pressure valves (direct operating), and flow valves are covered as well as schematics as it relates to troubleshooting are covered. For pneumatics, operational principles of compressors, cylinders, motors, directional valves (spool), poppet, pressure valves (direct acting), quick exhaust valves, flow valves, F-R-L's, lubricators and after coolers are covered as well as schematics are covered.

Topics include basic elements and operation of feedback control loop, basic operation and reading of sensing devices, and testing devices for proper operations.

Introduces the role of the PLC in an industrial control application. Identifies the components of the PLC system, how they relate to other control systems within a machine or process, and how the PLC system can be utilized to troubleshoot control system failures.

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an essential discipline for any company implementing Lean Operations strategies. TPM seeks to maximize equipment effectiveness by applying aspects of periodic, preventive, and autonomous maintenance. Benefits and costs of a TPM program are examined, and implementation strategies are discussed.

This course introduces the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process and builds foundation skills needed for facilities maintenance applications. Extensive coverage of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process geared towards facilities maintenance applications in accordance with AWS D1.1 (American Welding Society Structural Welding Code). Defect removal and repair is also addressed.

Training is the most effective way to prevent accidents and injuries, reduce worker compensation claims and avoid fines for non-compliance. Illinois BIS provides a variety of OSHA related safety training in order to assist our customers in compliance issues and maintaining a safe working environment.

This course provides the necessary safe operating procedures for powered industrial trucks (forklifts) to prevent injury to personnel, damage to material, the facility and equipment. The program complies with OSHA CFR 1910.178.

The purpose of the safety audit is to review, evaluate, and make recommendations of a company's safety program. Typical key sections of the audit include:
The safety audit includes a site visit and a report including specific observations, evaluative comments, and recommendations.

This practical course is designed for direct supervisors, and other personnel responsible for performing and completing accident investigation forms, and for ELIMINATING THE CAUSES OF INJURY. Participants will learn Root Cause Analysis tools and how to apply them to Incidents, Near Misses, and Accidents using case study scenarios.

This training provides participants with an understanding of the minimum requirements of OSHA 1910 for General Industry Regulations. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a course completion card issued by OSHA.

Electrical hazards on the job such as shock, electrocution, and arc flash are serious issues for the workplace. This course addresses electrical safety requirements that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their workplaces utilizing the 29 CFR 1910 OSHA and NFPA 70E standards.

American Heart Association's Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED course provides the knowledge and skills that may help save a life. It also offers the basics of first aid for the most common life-threatening emergencies, covering how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.
Upon completion of all course requirements, participants will receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card, which is valid for two years.

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and understandable approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.

This course is designed to help you understand the major provisions of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The training will focus on the proper handling, packaging, marking, labeling, placarding, and transport of hazardous materials. The training will also offer guidance on how to comply with these requirements.

The overall goal of this training session is to provide guiding principles and strategies to recognize potential threats at the workplace. Case studies of intruder incidents and their outcomes are examined.

Illinois BIS's English as a Second Language training focuses on the basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills needed to function successfully in the workplace. The training content includes workplace and industry vocabulary, work instructions, charts/graphs/tables, job descriptions, workplace forms and other workplace documents. Strong emphasis is placed on work-related oral communication skills and rudimentary (foundation) reading and writing skills.

This course focuses on the reading skills required on the job, as well as the skills associated with a company-wide continual improvement effort. The training content will consist of job-related vocabulary, work instructions, charts/graphs, training materials, personnel forms, and other work-related documents.

Recent interpretations of IATF 16949:2016 include addressing cyber-attacks: "Organizations need to address the possibility of a cyber-attack that could disable the organization's manufacturing and logistics operations, including ransom-ware. Organizations need to ensure they are prepared in case of a cyber-attack."

Today, companies are more reliant on technology than ever before, but as technology grows, so do the risks of cyber threats. Organizations often find themselves questioning if they are adequately prepared to combat these cyber security threats, most often, the answer is no. Cyber threats can lead to a compromised infrastructure or even a data breach, which can devastate corporate finances and reputation. Is your company adequately prepared to address these daily cyber security threats?

Understand the technological threats and risks your business faces at a high level and get direct assistance in prioritizing necessary action items and in building a plan for managing security threats.

Gain important insight into how to protect your networks and data from compromised programs and undetected breaches. Our expert knowledge will help you better prepare your organization for the increasing number of threats faced in today's interconnected business environments.