Where Is The PAIN for Employers & Job Applicants/Employees?

An Experiential Learning Program has Mitigated/Eliminated that Pain

Deficiency details are listed by gap problem-solvers in www.LCProblemSolvingAcademy.org website

PAIN Noted Deficiencies* Pain Solution
45% of jobs are left open Under-qualified applicants Training grads – top 10% of desired hires
·  * lack social skills ·   *63% DCSSTLP Training
· *lack critical thinking skills ·   *54% Problem-Solving Training
·   *lack organizational skills ·  *Most MFITFP Training
·   *lack of engagement ·   >30%** FTRJFY & DCSSTLP Training
·   *lack personal skills ·   >30%** FTRJFY Training
College degree – no job Grads must job-shop to build resume & soft skills Choose one of above training offerings and learn. Repeat, as needed.

** Even if these numbers ~10%, it still requires a lot of extra effort by the team leader/line supervisor.

* Specific company percentages likely will vary (up or down) from these composite ones. These variations could show your skill or luck in your hiring processes or you may have good lower level managers who can contain these problems while working to solve them.

Note: (All program modules train the experiential-learning of the social skills needed for work.)

  • DCSSTLP = Develop Communications and Social Skills that leads to Promotion
  • Problem-Solving = Critical Thinking Problem-Solving
  • MTITFP = Move the Idea to Finished Product
  • FTRJFY = Find the Right Job for You

Each of these four areas help the employee to learn, develop  and demonstrate the application of :

1) the day-to-day expectations to do the work and

2) right-way thinking habits to improve the work.


  1. Referring to our website – www.LCProblemSolvingAcademy.org – the years of work experience and expertise of two of our four board members is in manufacturing – working in, training students to gain employment and succeed in manufacturing careers, and various interactions with mid to lower level managers in manufacturing organizations. Our 8+ years working with the 80+ Industry members of the Wabash Valley Lean Network has primarily been manufacturing related.
  2. The Society of organizations that certified our program lead include the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Association of Manufacturing Excellence, American Society of Quality and the Shingo Institute.
  3. LC Problem-Solving Academy is a member of the Indiana Manufacturing Association.
  4. Many of our friends at the Wabash Valley Lean Network learned and honed their skills in manufacturing before moving to in-demand positions in a variety of career fields, many into healthcare.
  5. What we also learned by being a member of the Wabash Valley Lean Network is that organizations in non-manufacturing career fields share the same hiring and retention concerns as those found in manufacturing career organizations.