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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 
Core Tools: APQP, FMEA, & PPAP

This two-day interactive course will equip participants with the knoweldge and skills needed to complete required areas of the organization's APQP conformance. This includes the activities surrounding the FMEA process, as well as the applicable required activities and submissions involved in PPAP. Our analysis of indsutry standards, the automotive OEM requirements, best practices, learner comments, requests for training, and the continued demand for this training progrram clearly indicates a need currently exists. The ISO/TS 16949 automotive standard requires an existing internal program to be followed in the new product launch, prior to automotive OEMs allowing production shipments. The APQP process which includes FMEA and PPAP sumissions is required by the "Detroit Big Three" customers. 

April 22-23, 2019
Lapeer, Michigan area
FOUR SEATS AVAILABLE

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

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.

May 15-17, 2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm (one hour for lunch on own)
Cost: &615 per person (includes materials & use of equipment)
Location: SMR Automotive Systems USA, Marysville, MI
THREE SEATS AVAILABLE

NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank
(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.

May 20-24, 2019 (40 hours)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm (one hour for lunch on own)
Cost: $1,025 per person (includes materials & use of equipment)
Location: SMR Automotive Systems USA, Marysville, MI
TWO SEATS AVAILABLE

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

GD&T and Blueprint Reading

This sixteen (16) hour course will provide students the basic skills needed for technical drawng interpretations of blueprints. Areas of instruction include interpreting and understanding Blueprint reading and also will provide students with fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) system. Course includes providing knowledge of the correct interpretation and application of each symbol, rule, datums, orientation, location, and profile. Emphasis is placed on interpreting detail drawings and communication skills required in machining work. This tools is governed by the technical standard ASME Y14.5M-1994.

Date: TBD in April or May, 2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm (one hour for lunch on own)
BTM Company, Maryville, Michigan
Cost: $245 (includes materials)
FOUR SEATS AVAILABLE

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

GD&T Basics

Participants will learn the importane of the GD&T system, proper identification and call out of datum features, and the effect of modifiers, especially MMC. Attendees will also learn how GD&T saves money over traditional tolerances and hot to interpret the 14 symbols. 

Friday, June 7, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Edison Think Tank, located in The Underground, 301 Huron Avenue, Port Huron, Michigan
Please contact MMTC for pricing

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
Lapeer, 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: 

  
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam Preparation Course This intensive exam preparation course will provide participants with the knowledge needed to pass the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project Management Professional (PMP) examination. The course is kept up to date with the framework of knowledge outlined by PMI’s PMBOK Guide. The instructor (PMP certified) will share test-taking tips, study strategies and review of critical materials that will directly assist you in passing the PMP exam. The course includes hands-on learning activities, the exam “textbook” and a sample examination. This course meets the pre-exam training requirement.

40 hour training course (one day a week for five weeks)
Cost: $1,000 per person (inclides materials/books and lunch)
Location: The Edison Think Tank located in The Underground at 301 Huron Avenue, Port Huron, MI

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

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
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
Cost: $1,850 for a group of 15 participants (includes materials; cost will be shared among participating companies)
Location: TBD

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.

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
Cost: $1,850 for a group of up to 15 participants (includes materials; cost will be shared among participating companies)
Location: TBD

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
8D Problem Solving This is an eight (8) hour/one day course. Root cause analysis and problem-solving tools are presented and demonstrated in this session. Both interbal (yied issues) and external (warranty, field failure, customer complaint) problems are introduced. Understanding us gained through practical, hands-on exercises using common measurement gauges. Problems are introduced to demonstrate the typical formats for reporting the findings, applying solutions and corrections. 

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
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
Cost: $1,850 for a group of 15 (includes materials; cost will be shared among participating companies)
Location: TBD
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. 

Cost: $6,140 which will be shared by all participating companies
Max attendees: 12
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
Cost: $1,850 for a group of 15 (includes materials; cost will be shared among participating companies)
Location: TBD
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.