Purdue to offer technical certificate programs in Warsaw
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership in conjunction with the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Warsaw Center will offer seven technical certificate programs in Warsaw beginning in late January.
The programs are:
* Lean Practitioner 1. Five days of classes between Jan. 27 and Feb. 24.
* Lean Sigma Green Belt. Eleven days of classes between Jan. 27 and April 10.
* Lean Sigma Black Belt. Seventeen days of classes between Jan. 27 and May 1.
* Green Generalist and Specialist Certificate. Eight days of classes between Jan. 30 and March 19.
* Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. Six days of classes between March 26 and April 10.
* Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. Twelve days of classes between March 26 and May 1.
* Lean Support - Training Within Industry (TWI). Five days of classes from June 4-8.
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.
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 IPFW Warsaw Center, 2808 Frontage Road, Warsaw.
More information on the programs is online at http://www.mep.purdue.edu/events
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership is part of Purdue's Technical Assistance Program.
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