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The Employee Training Cohort (ETC) program provides a forum for area companies to come together to share the cost of common training needs. Employers often have specific needs for workforce training that may either be cost prohibitive or unattainable due to the company’s limited number of participants. The ETC allows companies to make available open seats in a training course to other companies to assist in filling class minimum participant requirements or to assist in lowering the cost of training by increasing the number of class participants.

Training is typically provided in small-size class-settings, providing participants with individual attention to address their specific training goals. Classes are normally held in St. Clair County, Michigan.

Through this training collaboration, ETC is able to help the region’s companies:

  • Fill Class Seats Required (by filling with multiple companies needing similar training)
  • Share Training Costs
  • Develop combined training opportunities at various locations
  • Utilize different training resources

 Training and Resource Partners:

 

Course Title Course Descripton Course Information Contact Person 
Six Sigma Green Belt

This course is designed to provide the learner the tools and application knowledge needed to assist Black Belts and to successfully complete a Six Sigma project. The course introduces the learner to the DMAIC process, the appropriate tools used in each process step, the application of those tools, and methods for evaluating remediation outcomes. Many “real world” examples are used throughout the course to illustrate how the Six Sigma methodology can be effectively applied to both manufacturing and transactional applications.  Hands-on exercises, class discussion, and instructor interaction (via email and/or phone) compliment classroom lecture and evaluation.

5 days/40 hours
Two Options:
A) July 2, July 3, July 8, July 9, July 10, 2019 at Saginaw Valey State University
B) Class could be held in St. Clair County in the fall based upon demand
 Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) 
Kevin Kuhl (989) 450-5247 or kbkuhl@svsu.edu
Supervisory Skills

This 32-hour (normally 1 day/week) interactive course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective leaders and supervisors. The participants will be acquainted with skills and tools to relate to subordinates, peers, and their managers. After attending this course, participants will be able to modify leadership styles for more effectiveness; better relate to subordinates, peers, and supervisors based on the behavioral characteristics of all; apply listening and communication skills to enhance information flow and increase department effectiveness and efficiency; and apply good time management principles to maximize time by setting priorities. 

July 12, July 19, July 26, & August 2, 2019
St. Clair, Michigan area
FOUR SEATS AVAILABLE

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) 
Kevin Kuhl (989) 450-5247 or kbkuhl@svsu.edu

Practical Approach to Project Management

This Project Management course describes the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. This three-day training will focus on how a project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service, or result with a defined beginning and end undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives. This course is designed to develop in house expertise so that your company can support a viable Project Management program. 

July 22 to 24, 2019
Imlay City, Michigan area
THREE SEATS AVAILABLE

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) 
Kevin Kuhl (989) 450-5247 or kbkuhl@svsu.edu

    
    

Potential Courses Made Available to SCC Employers based on demand: 

  
AutoCAD LT 2D Drawing & Drafting Intro This course is focused on how to use AutoCAD software to create 2D geometry. The navigation of the drawing menus and editing functions will be covered. 

NCTS Corporation is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair County is there is enough interest. Please contact Shannon Cruickshank at NCTS Corporation to express your interest. 

NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonC@nctscorp.net
Conducting Employee Performance Evaluations

With our Conducting Employee Performance Evaluation workshop, your participants will discover how to conduct a well-designed employee review. By determining the categories for an annual review and understanding how it affects employee compensation, an overall increase in performance, and changes throughout the organization.

8 hour training course
NCTS Corporation is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair County is there is enough interest. Please contact Shannon Cruickshank at NCTS Corporation to express your interest. 

NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonC@nctscorp.net
* Courses can be combined or requested at two days for a more in-depth training.
* All outlines are a baseline, NCTS Corporation expects to customize course content around your company's needs
Lean Office Champion In this course, participants will be trained in several of the Lean tools available to help identify and eliminate waste in the office environment. Topics to be covered include Adjusting the Culture, 5S and Visual Management, Error Proofing, Lean Metrics, Standard Work, Lean Work Arrangement, and Kaisen. In addition, participants will be trained in process, mapping, methodology and use learned skills in an office simulation. MMTC instructors will use lecture, exercises, simulatins, and visual presentations. Personal experiences of the instructor and participants will create a dynamic learning environment.

24 hour training course
MMTC is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair County if there is enough interest. Please contact Kevin Kuhl at MMTC to express your interest in this program.

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)
Kevin Kuhl at (989) 450-5247 or kbkuhl@svsu.edu
Workplace Diversity With the world becoming more mobile and diverse, diversity has taken on a new importance in the workplace. Your participants will be able to use strategies for removing barriers and stereotypes, and to encourage diversity in the workplace and even through their community. They will be instructed to use skills such as active listening to receive messages in a diverse population, employ effective questioning techniques, and communicate with strength.

8 hour training course
NCTS Corporation is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair County is there is enough interest. Please contact Shannon Cruickshank at NCTS Corporation to express your interest. 

NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonC@nctscorp.net
* Courses can be combined or requested at two days for a more in-depth training.
* All outlines are a baseline, NCTS Corporation expects to customize course content around your company's needs
HIPPA Awareness Training

This course covers the basic elements of the standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, known as HHS, issued the Privacy Rule to implement the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA.

8 hours training course
NCTS Corporation is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair County is there is enough interest. Please contact Shannon Cruickshank at NCTS Corporation to express your interest. 
NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonC@nctscorp.net
* Courses can be combined or requested at two days for a more in-depth training.
* All outlines are a baseline, NCTS Corporation expects to customize course content around your company's needs
AutoCAD This thirty-two (32) hour course is designed to provide an understanding of AutoCAD from fundamentals to advanced. Course topics include basic commands, using layers, inserting blocks, editing drawings, and text, dimensioning. 

Location: The Underground or a host company's location
Dates: Either April 23-26, 2019 or June 4-7, 2019

NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonC@nctscorp.net
* Courses can be combined or requested at two days for a more in-depth training.
* All outlines are a baseline, NCTS Corporation expects to customize course content around your company's needs

Blueprint Reading 

One-day interactive course will help equip participants with the skills need to read and interpret 2D prints (engineered drawings).  Participants begin to recognize forms and lines, cut away drawings, drawing conventions and features and dimensions. The issue of tolerancing is addressed with a short overview of statistical basics such as normal distribution and process capability. Pre-tests help participants evaluate current skills and the post-test indicates realized gains from the day's interactive exercise. 

MMTC is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair County if there is enough interest.  Please contact Kevin Kuhl at MMTC to express your interest in this program. 

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center 
(MMTC)
Kevin Kuhl (989) 450-5247 or

kbkuhl@svsu.edu

 

Corporate Compliance 101: "How to Prevent Fraud and Abuse: Summary of Key Legislation, Trends, and Prevention" Students will understand the basic provisions of key fraud and abuse regulations (e.g. Whistleblower, HIPAA, Wire Fraud, etc.). Upon completion of the overview, students will be able to apply basic fraud/abuse provisions into every day work situations. The course highlights current trends and how that is shaping/re-defining public policy. Students will also gain an understanding of the basics and how to create and maintain internal controls to prevent Fraud/Abuse. 8 hour training course
NCTS Corporation is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair County is there is enough interest. Please contact Shannon Cruickshank at NCTS Corporation to express your interest. 
NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonC@nctscorp.net
* Courses can be combined or requested at two days for a more in-depth training.
* All outlines are a baseline, NCTS Corporation expects to customize course content around your company's needs
PLC Fundamentals  This forty (40) hour course is designed to provide the skills in PLC fundamentals. The course provides an understanding of PLC circuits, hardware and applications. Course topics include PLC instructions, hardware, communication devices, and troubleshooting navigation of PLC controller’s software and components. NCTS Corporation is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair County if there is enough interest. Please contact Shannon Cruickshank at NCTS Corporation to express your interest in this program. NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonC@nctscorp.net
PLC II - Hands on Lab In this course, you will learn program development, downloading and up-loading programs, problemsolving and troubleshooting, process control signals and be introduced to analog signals. You will also be introduced to programming techniques and instructions that will assist you in successfully configuring and programming using RSLogixTM software to create functional ladder logic projects, application-based exercises will provide hands-on practice.  NCTS Corporation is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair Countyas a follow up to PLC Fundamentals if there is enough interest. Please contact Shannon Cruickshank to express your interest in this program. 

NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonC@nctscorp.net

Robotics Operation This forty (40) hour course is designed to provide the basic skills needed to Operate and Program the Fanuc Robotics. Course topics include Robotic Safety, Controls, Operations, Part Programming. Learning objectives include:

Control positions (base, tool, or joint coordinate systems with multiple axes systems)

NCTS Corporation is looking to bring this training program to St. Clair County if there is enough interest. Please contact Shannon Cruickshank at NCTS Corporation to express your interest in this program. NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonC@nctscorp.net
      
 

SPECIAL OFFER FROM MMTC

Workforce Engagement Survey This twenty (20) program consists of 16 hours of data gathersing, analysis and report writing and up to 4 hours at the client's location to deliver and discuss results. MMTC's Workforce Engagement Survey (WES18) is an 18-question instrument that seeks to identify the level of workforce engagement and organizational readiness for change. The survey design is based upon a three-component blended model originally conceived and researched by Macey and Schneider. The WES18 has been validated for test-retest reliability and construct validity with other engagement instruments.  Available from MMTC. Please contact Kevin Kuhl for additional information. Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) 
Kevin Kuhl at (989) 450-5247 or kbkuhl@svsu.edu

 Antitrust Statement
The purpose of the Employee Training Cohort (ETC) program is to explore avenues of mutual interest and cooperation in employee training needs among St. Clair County businesses. In the course of all ETC activities, discussions among program participants involving pricing, sale terms, territories, production or other aspects of competition, must be avoided. In the event any company ever feels that the course of ETC activities is headed into such an area, participants should raise the issue immediately so that further discussion of such matters can be suspended pending receipt of advice satisfactory to the participants that the topics addressed do not give rise to antitrust problems.

No Poaching Agreement
Companies utilizing the ETC program agree in good faith not to proactively recruit one another’s employees. It is understood that all workers are entitled to the benefits of a competitive labor market; and while they may explore career opportunities within St. Clair County at any time, compnies agree to a courtesy no-poaching agreement for participants of the ETC program.