Workforce

Millington Industrial Development Board

7965 Veterans Parkway, Suite 101
Millington, TN 38053
Direct: 901-873-5790
Cell: 901-568-5835

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Millington is located in the Memphis Metropolitan Area. In this labor shed there are over 579,000 workers. From this pool Millington can access workers in any field at competitive rates. Millington does have the advantage of being the location of the Naval Support Activity Mid South facility (NSA). Former military personnel have chosen to remain in the immediate Millington area when their terms of service end. This has blessed Millington with a labor pool of trained workers in many fields. One can find these former military staff in many high level jobs in the immediate Millington area. As the Navy and other military branches release their soldier and sailors from service, the labor pool is constantly reinvigorated with outstanding potential workers.  The 8,000 plus staff of Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine and US Army Corps of Engineers are much sought after by business and industry in the region.

In addition to this outstanding work force, local educational intuitions are constantly providing current, state of the art training. The University of Memphis shares a local Millington campus with Southwest Tennessee Community College.  In addition to these institutions, the NSA facility has branch facilities for the University of Arkansas, Southern Illinois University, Park and Webster Universities.  The availability of these educational institutions in Millington has provided both the military and local the civilian population with unique opportunities for educational advancement.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is one of the premier training institutions in the immediate region. An overivew of their initiatives as as follows:

SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

Industrial Readiness Training Program
 Employers are encouraged to observe and participate in training.
Employer Benefits:
• Allows the company an opportunity to select the right candidate based on observed behaviors and measured skills
• Interview fewer candidates
• New employees add value immediately
• Higher short and long term retention rate
• Employees understand their role in the company, value of teams and cooperation
• IRT grads have formed a close bond and support group
• Pull system – classes are convened when there is a company hiring

Advanced Industrial Maintenance Training
• Internationally recognized training systems
• Programs designed in partnership with industry leaders
• Programs Industrial Maintenance Programs through Advanced Mechanical and Electrical/Electronics, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Process Controls
• Training is highly customizable to meet specific objectives of the client

Internationally Recognized Training Programs and Processes
 Scientific Management Techniques, Inc
• Legally Validated Skills Testing
o Mechanical Aptitude Testing
o Electronic Systems Skills Testing
o Programmable Logic Controls Testing
o Process Controls Testing
o Curriculum and Training Aids train to industry recognized standards
o Highly customizable and portable
• Versatile Learning Systems:  
  Online self-paced and traditional classroom options
• Excellent hands on criterion-based labs to demonstrate mastery
• Lab equipment offers realistic experiences in set-up, operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical/electronic components and systems

Most units of the Basic through Advanced Industrial Maintenance programs are available at the Millington Center.