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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 
Parts 17, 39, and 40 - Electrical Standards for General Industry and Construction

This two-day seminar will thoroughly discuss the requirements of MIOSHA safety standards for electrical related work practices for both construction and general industry. Topics include complete review and interpretations of the standards, electrical safety case studies, important definitions, description of hazardous classifications, interactive discussions, and exercises designed to enforce the concepts presented. 

April 9 and 10, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
St. Clair County Community College Welcome Center, Rooms 206 & 208
$180/person (includes lunch & course materials)
April 2, 2019 deadline to register

SC4
Megan Pathic
(810) 989-5807 or mmpathic@sc4.edu
5S Training: Foundation for Excellence

This eight-hour activity based course is intended to showcase the power and utility of this proven strategy to improve workplaceorganization, cleanliness, and safety.  5S is not just a methodology, it is a culture that has to be built in to any organization which aims for spontaneousand continous improvement of working environment and conditions. 

April 18 and April 25, 2019
8AM-12PM / Noon -Online Course
$250 per person 
NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank
(810) 650- 5700 or shannon@nctscorp.net
LEAN Six Sigma GREEN BELT (LSSGB) Training

Lean Six Sigma is an effective enterprise-wide, team -focused, leadership approach that propels rapid organizational performance improvement in customer satisfaction, cost, quality, and process speed by eliminating waste and defects. It combines the data-driven Six Sigma methodology, that includes the use of statistical methods to improve products or processes by removing causes of defects and reducing variation in manufacturing and business, with the Lean principal of waste reduction and subsequence increased efficiency and effectiveness.

This class may be held in the Capac area over a three-week period (4 days of classes, one week to complete homework, and then 4 additional days of classes). The dates are yet to be determined. 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

Hydraulics Fundamentals

This forty (40) hour course is designed to provide the skills in hydraulics fundamentals. The course provides an understanding of hydraulic circuits and applications. Course topics include basic laws, hydraulics components and troubleshooting common hydraulic components. Upon completion of this module, the trainees will understand hydraulic basics, and be able to read hydraulic schematics, interpret hydraulic symbols, and troubleshoot hydraulic systems and components. 

This course will likely be held in April 2019 in St. Clair County, depending on filling the last remaining open seats for this course. Please contact Shannon Cruickshank at NCTS Corporation to discuss pricing and dates. 

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

Potential Courses  Made Available to SCC Employers based on demand:     
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

 

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

Electrical with Troubleshooting  This forty (40) hour training course covers AC (Alternating Current) and DC (Direct Current) theory and fundamentals. The student will first gain an understanding of the concepts of electrical schematics, components, voltage, current and resistance. These concepts will be applied through Ohm’s Law to basic circuit design and analysis. Power, magnetism and DC generation will then be introduced to complete the theories of DC  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
Electrical Print Reading  This twenty-four (24) hour training course covers the basics of safely understanding electricity. The student will first gain an understanding of the safety and concepts of electrical schematics, components, voltage, current and resistance. These fundamentals will be applied understanding how to safely operate a digital multi-meter, power supplies and scope meter while understanding NFP70E codes. 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

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
Supervisory Skills This 32-hour 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. Topics that are covered include leadership styles, behavioral characteristics, communicating, time management, motivation, delegating/giving orders, building better teams, making meetings work, leading people through change, and handling conflict. After attending this course, learners will recognize the tools needed to enhance their abilities as a supervisor.

April 25, May 2, May 9, & May 16, 2019 in the Attica, Michigan (Lapeer County) area or some point centrally located for Thumb counties.  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

 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.