Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computing works with industry leaders to help their employees receive advanced technical training through Ohio’s TechCred program.
TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy. The next TechCred application opens on Jan. 3, 2023, and will close at 3 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2023.
The college offers upskilling in three areas, advanced manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and data science, which can be paired with Ohio TechCred.
Miami’s Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering offers hands-on engineering workshops and short courses for industry professionals at any stage in their careers. No prerequisite courses are required.
The industry demand for upskilling has reached an all-time high as manufacturing continues to evolve,” said Beena Sukumaran, “The stackable credential program is innovative in its approach, with the ability for industry partners to tailor it to their needs.”
Miami currently is offering advanced manufacturing workshops for professionals developed and taught by Miami professors. There are also several online courses available.
- Custom Advanced Manufacturing: At the end of the Custom Advanced Manufacturing Workshop, the attendees have the knowledge and hands-on training they can immediately apply to improve the efficiency of operations for the company.
- Material Testing and Sample Preparation: This workshop is designed to provide training on test selection, sample preparation, machine selection, and programming, and data analysis to evaluate materials and build processes.
- Additive Manufacturing: This workshop will introduce the main technologies available for additive manufacturing. The focus will be on evaluating process capabilities, resulting component/material properties, and process limitations.
Fazeel Khan and Kumar Singh were instrumental in developing Miami’s program. Khan is a professor and interim chair within the department. Singh is the associate dean of Graduate Programs and Research and professor.
As part of a new Clinical Engineering program, Miami is offering courses in regulatory affairs.
- Introduction to FDA Regulations and Medical Device Laws: This will be offered in the spring as an online synchronous course. Students will receive an overview of the need for the regulatory governmental bodies for oversight and regulation of medical devices, drugs, and biology-based drugs and products. Emphasis will be placed on the current and evolving FDA regulations as they pertain to medical device laws. The obligations and responsibilities, which include legal, moral, and ethical will be explored in detail.
Examples of course topics include defining common statistics data science terms, introducing common data science techniques, data-based decision-making basics, problem framing, and data storytelling.
These courses provide opportunities to upskill yourself or your workforce and can be customized to meet your company's needs.
To learn more about Miami’s courses that are eligible for Ohio TechCred, please contact Colleen Bush (bushc4@MiamiOH.edu), director of Industry Relations in the College of Engineering and Computing.