Industrial Readiness Training

Industrial Readiness Training Participant Recruitment Events - 2 Locations

WHEN: September 27, 2014

TIME: 9 am - 3 pm


Workforce Investment Network (WIN) Downtown Career Center Address: 480 Beale Street - Memphis, TN 38103

Southwest Tennessee Community College - Whitehaven Center campus Address: 3035 Directors Row, Bldg 6 - Memphis, TN 38131


You must be 18 or older and bring the following required documents for consideration:

  • Valid Driver's License or State Issued I.D.
  • Social Security Card
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Updated Resume
  • College Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Pay Stubs (within last 30 days)
  • Verification of Unearned Income (TANF, FS, SSI, Child Support, Unemployment, etc.)
  • Two References (Complete addresses and phone numbers)
  • All Males born after January 1, 1960 must be registered with the Selective Service

*When attending this event, be prepared to provide ALL required documentation and ungergo the WorkKeys/Keytrain Pre-Test.


See Information BELOW regarding Course Description and Requirements for IRT Registration and Pretest process:

The Industrial Readiness Training (IRT) course is a centerpiece of the Made in Memphis Initiative. The goal of Made in Memphis is for local manufacturers, educational institutions, and WIN and its partners to work together to create a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the hiring needs of manufacturing employers, and to prepare local job seekers with the skills they need to get self-sufficient jobs in manufacturing. 

The IRT is a four week program at Southwest Tennessee Community College designed to prepare individuals for jobs in local manufacturing and industry. The training teaches and measures foundational technical, academic, and interpersonal knowledge and skills that have been identified by local industry leaders as critical to long-term employee success.

Applicants are assessed using both ACT's WorkKeys and mechanical skills aptitude testing. Students who successfully complete the IRT program have demonstrated significant improvement in both test scores. And, most important, IRT graduates have often enjoyed more favorable hiring prospects in available industrial and manufacturing jobs.

From January through August, 2012, 251 job seekers had completed the IRT course. Of those, 152 received job offers from Memphis area manufacturing employers. Over the past 12 months, November 2013 to present, 93% of those who completed IRT training, received job offers. And of that 93%, all are citizens of Memphis and Shelby County. These numbers are being regularly updated to reflect the most recent stats.

What to Expect:

At this 1-Day Event at the Downtown Career Center - Attendees will:

  • Present ALL required documentation for consideration
  • Attend an IRT info session 
  • Undergo the Keytrain Pre-test

If you are interested in knowing more about the IRT training, please see the following IRT Course Description from Southwest TN Community College for more detail on the schedule and topics covered, and attend an info session. 

If for any reason you miss this 1-Day Event, job seekers can attend any WEEKLY IRT Registration & PreTest session at WIN's Downtown Career Center on Mondays or Wednesdays at 10am.

*Please Note: Must also present the above list of REQUIRED documentation.

Particpants are REQUIRED to attend Orientation before attending the WEEKLY IRT Registration and Pretest info sessions.

Please note: Submission of all required documents DOES NOT guarantee admission to the class.