Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1501 sg-18
A technical committee of TAPPI members working with NPT2, the National Network for Pulp and Paper Technology Training, has developed a training standard for paper machine tenders―T-1501. This standard provides guidelines for the skills and knowledge needed by a paper machine tender—often referred to as the paper machine first hand.
The purpose of this standard is to provide guidelines for skills and knowledge needed by a paper machine tender, often referred to as the paper machine first hand. The standard will be useful as a measure of the capabilities and understanding that a person must have to successfully perform the machine tender function as part of a technologically advanced workforce. Within the limitations described, the incumbent or candidate for this function should have the capability to know, understand, and appropriately utilize all of the standard skill and knowledge functions described. Secondly, as the first standard of this type based on the information sources referenced, this particular standard may serve as a model to see if similar standards would be useful for other pulp and paper mill job classifications.
The National Network for Pulp & Paper Technology Training (NPT2) was created to provide the pulp and paper sector of the US forest products industry with a Technologically Advanced Workforce (TAW) by offering exciting and effective education and training. The National Network is an alliance of community colleges, universities, industry partners and the National Science Foundation offering a proven program for recruiting, training, placing, and retaining future pulp and paper workers by providing technical curriculum, continuing education, scholarships and internships.
The National Network for Pulp & Paper Technology Training’s scholarships-internships-jobs model succeeds because its partnerships address the complete cycle of worker training and development, from recruitment of new students to retention of existing workers. The National Network is a part of the TAW platform supported as an important technology platform by the American Forest and Paper Association’s special project group―Agenda 2020, and TAPPI. For more information about the partnership, contact Dr. Michael J. Kocurek, email@example.com or Martha Wynn, firstname.lastname@example.org.