Valor Manufacturing Training

Valor Manufacturing Training

Valor Manufacturing offers the 180 Skills suite of on-demand, industry-specific skills training to meet student and worker manufacturing training needs across industries and organizations.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Communication, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving, Time Management, Team Building, Diversity & Inclusion

Learner resources

  • More than 750 competency-based, online skills courses with integrated study guides in 60 competency topic areas
  • Technical skill areas include Composite Manufacturing, Pneumatics, and Robotics
  • Employability Skills courses cover conflict resolution, critical thinking, and technical writing
  • Regulatory & Compliance Skills courses cover OSHA Safety, Sexual Harassment, and Diversity & Inclusion
  • Quality and Competence Skills courses cover areas such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Workplace Organization
  • Student study guides for each course
  • Thirteen industry-recognized stackable certifications

Institution and instructor resources

  • Instructor training plans
  • Learning Management System to track successful completion of courses
  • Assessments for each course to measure mastery

Key Takeaways

  • Adult basic education programs, colleges, career and technical education institutions, and workforce training boards can offer skills training courses aligned with regional employment opportunities.
  • Certification programs can be delivered online, or in hybrid or apprenticeship models.
  • Certifications are stackable so learners can earn multiple certifications.
  • Courses can be customized for a specific industry or employer.
  • More than 175 online personal and workplace success skills courses, such as Team Building & Dynamics, Communications, and Conflict Resolution, are offered in the Valor skills catalog.
  • Because of the breadth of the skills training options, the platform can be used to scale training across large organizations.

Valor Manufacturing offers 180 Skills courses in their skills catalog, 180 Skills was founded in 2009 in Indiana and acquired by the BERKS Group in January of 2022. Indiana and Connecticut offered the 180 Skills courses to job seekers statewide in 2020 as an online training solution for rapid upskilling and economic recovery. The 180 Skills certifications use third-party certification exams delivered by SpaceTec, a National Science Foundation assessment and testing center. The 180 Skills courses are certified by the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET), a nationwide network of community and technical colleges committed to excellence in continuing education and training.


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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