Purdue to offer technical certificate programs in Fort Wayne
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership will offer seven technical certificate programs in Fort Wayne beginning in late January.
The programs are:
* Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. Six days of classes between Jan. 23 and Feb. 7.
* Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. Twelve days of classes between Jan. 23 and Feb. 28.
* Lean Practitioner 1. Five days of classes between March 2 and March 30.
* Lean Sigma Green Belt. Eleven days of classes between Jan. 23 and March 30.
* Lean Sigma Black Belt. Seventeen days of classes between Jan. 23 and March 30.
* Lean Support - TWI. Five days of classes between April 16 and April 19.
* Green Generalist and Specialist Certificate. Eight days of classes between March 26 and May 14.
Six Sigma is a customer-focused program for reducing waste and manufacturing variation. It combines defining, measuring, analyzing, improving and controlling with statistical tools to attack and resolve critical business issues. Successful Six Sigma projects produce measurable results and help increase a company's skills in process optimization and continuous improvement.
Lean manufacturing focuses on eliminating non-value-added activities from a company's processes while streamlining its value-added activities. It is a people-oriented approach that empowers a team to take action to achieve improvements.
Training Within Industry (TWI) leverages the role of supervisors and team leaders to increase productivity, improve morale and reduce training time. It consists of four standardized programs that help employees quickly adopt essential skills for job instruction, methods improvement, leadership and health and safety.
The Green Enterprise Development workforce training program is intended for organizations interested in effectively and efficiently applying the latest environmentally friendly practices. Through management and worker empowerment, the program can transform an organization into one that is leaner, greener and more profitable by providing the knowledge and skills they need to implement projects that successfully reduce costs and environmental impacts.
All of the programs will be taught at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne.
MEP is a part of Purdue's Technical Assistance Program.
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