Employer Training Cohort (ETC)

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

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, companies agree to a courtesy no-poaching agreement for participants of the ETC program.

Training and Resource Partners:

 

 

 

 

 

       
 

 

 

Course Title

Course Descripton

Course Information

Contact Person 

When MIOSHA Enforcement Visits Online Course

Attendees from both the construction and general industry sector will gain an insight of the process and procedures a MIOSHA compliance officer follows while conducting a workplace inspection and how to respond to MIOSHA citations.  Topics covered include inspection types, employer/employee rights and responsibilities, and penalty reduction factors. This program will assist attendees in preparing for an inspection.  Attendees will be provided with interactive exercises to reinforce the principles discussed in the course.

January 1, 2021 to March 15, 2021 (register between January 1 & March 8, 2021 to participate)

Online Course

$90 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Steve Stopin at (586) 498-4106 or stopins125@macomb.edu

https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94422_11407_30453-477663--,00.html

MIOSHA Recordingkeeping and Cost of Injuries

This MIOSHA program is designed to help employers ensure that their organization complies with MIOSHA recordkeeping requirements as contained in MIOSHA Administrative Rules Part 11, Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. In addition to learning and understanding the “recordability” of work related injuries and illnesses, attendees will actively participate in a group exercise to complete the MIOSHA 300 log. Using this data, participants calculate injury and illness rates and learn how to compare these rates to other companies with their North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).

January 12, 2021

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Macomb Community College, East Campus, Clinton Township, MI

$130 includes lunch and course materials

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Steve Stopin at (586) 498-4106 or stopin125@macomb.edu

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/leo/leo_miosha-01-12-2021-clinton_twp_704081_7.pdf

 

Health Hazards in Construction Live Online Training Class

This course will help educate and make the construction manager/worker aware of some typical occupational health hazards and potential health effects that are associated with the construction trade industry. This workshop is designed to give the student an overview of the basics of industrial hygiene, as well as health issues that may be encountered in the construction industry. Topics covered include lead, silica, cadmium, isocyanates, hexavalent chromium, and asbestos. Students will be able to recognize potential problems with exposures and how to protect themselves with the use of engineering controls and personal protective equipment.

January 13, 2021

9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Live Online 

$94 per serdon includes course materials

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Sarah Foster at (906) 228-2312 or info@upbuilders.org

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/leo/leo_miosha-01-13-2021-marquette_703916_7.pdf

MIOSHA General Industry 10-Hour +

In today’s challenging business climate, many employers are faced with the need to have their employees be capable of performing new or multiple job functions. As personnel shift to accommodate business needs, it is essential to have staff understand the importance of safety and health management and the underlying effect it has on business. In three days this fundamentals course offers the resources and tools to create or enhance an effective safety and health management system, a review of the MIOSHA Act, and highlights of many key General Industry Safety and Health Standards.

Topics include elements of a comprehensive safety and health system, recordkeeping, accident investigations, inspections and citations, written program requirements, introduction to industrial hygiene, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, bloodborne infectious diseases (BIDs), eyewash and first aid requirements, ergonomics, hazard recognition, and machine guarding.

January 19, 20, and 21, 2021

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Grand Valley State University's Holland Meijer Campus, Holland, MI

$250 per person includes lunch and cost materials

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Cheryl Kotecki at (616) 331-7180 or ceinfo@gvsu.edu

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/leo/leo_miosha_01_19-20-21_2021_holland_704077_7.pdf

Problem Solving

This one-day interactive course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to take a problem through a process involving tools such as 5-Whys, Brainstorming, Fishbone Diagrams, and various others. This training will orient participants to the problem-solving basics and G8-D reporting methods. Discussions and exercises involving problem-solving tools are part of this seminar. 

The following topics are reviewed: 

  • PDCA cycle 

  • Forming teams, team problem solving works better 

  • Brainstorming overview, brainstorming exercise 

  • Affinity 

  • The 5-Why methodology overview 

  • Teams formed, each team selects a problem from a list of 10 problems 

  • Each team takes their selected problem through 4 problem-solving tools including 

    • Brainstorming 

    • Affinity Process 

    • Fishbone  (Cause & Effect) 

    • 3 legged 5-why 

  • Scatter Diagram overview, Scatter Diagram exercise involving analysis of automobile values, continuation of this same study using added data exercise more problem-solving tools: 

    • Flowcharting and flowchart exercise 

    • Pareto charting 

    • Frequency histograms 

    • Run charts 

    • Interpreting run charts and X-bar R control charts 

 

February 11, 2021

8 hours

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)

Matt Shoffner at (989) 948-4086 or mcshoffn@svsu.edu

Understanding and Improving your Safety Culture

This course will provide the knowledge and tools for participants to gain an understanding of the factors that affect culture and how it impacts safety performance. Management Leadership/Commitment and Employee Involvement are the most critical components of having an effective Safety and Health Management System (SHMS). This course will use data, examples, case studies, and activities to illustrate best practices and assist participants in improving their company’s safety culture. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely.

February 24, 2021

Virtual training with an in-person instructor

$130 per person includes course materials

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Steve Stopin at (586) 498-4106 or stopin125@macomb.edu

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/leo/leo_miosha-02-24-2020v-clinton_twp_706507_7.pdf

When MIOSHA Enforcement Visits Online Course

Attendees from both the construction and general industry sector will gain an insight of the process and procedures a MIOSHA compliance officer follows while conducting a workplace inspection and how to respond to MIOSHA citations.  Topics covered include inspection types, employer/employee rights and responsibilities, and penalty reduction factors. This program will assist attendees in preparing for an inspection.  Attendees will be provided with interactive exercises to reinforce the principles discussed in the course.

April 1, 2021 to June 15, 2021 (register between April 1 & June 8, 2021 to participate)

Online Course

$90 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Steve Stopin at (586) 498-4106 or stopins125@macomb.edu

https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94422_11407_30453-477663--,00.html

Lean Office Champion

Apply Lean principles, beyond the manufacturing floor, right to your front door. Offices typically contain the most opportunities for process improvement, if the team knows how to identify and eliminate waste. Typically 70% of labor costs are attributed to above-the-shop-flow activities (overhead) including support operations such as quoting, accounting, sales and engineering. Lean Office Champion training offers a comprehensive hands-on approach to teach team leaders how to identify opportunities for improvement through waste reduction for non-manufacturing environments.

Apply Lean system elements with Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center's creative learning environments via process mapping, "real world" simulations, classroom discussion, interactive exercises and visual presentations.

April 27, 28, 29, 2021

Three 8 hour sessions

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)

Matt Shoffner at (989) 948-4086 or mcshoffn@svsu.edu

When MIOSHA Enforcement Visits Online Course

Attendees from both the construction and general industry sector will gain an insight of the process and procedures a MIOSHA compliance officer follows while conducting a workplace inspection and how to respond to MIOSHA citations.  Topics covered include inspection types, employer/employee rights and responsibilities, and penalty reduction factors. This program will assist attendees in preparing for an inspection.  Attendees will be provided with interactive exercises to reinforce the principles discussed in the course.

July 1, 2021 to September 15, 2021 (register between July 1 & Setpember 8, 2021 to participate)

Online Course

$90 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Steve Stopin at (586) 498-4106 or stopins125@macomb.edu

https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94422_11407_30453-477663--,00.html

 

Potential Courses Made Available to SCC Employers based on demand:

Course Title

Course Descripton

Course Information

Contact Person 

Lean Fundamentals

Understanding Lean Principles and Techniques demonstrates how lean can be applied to an organization to maximize customer value, minimize waste, and reduce costs through workplace organization and visual controls, cellular manufacturing, quality at the source and pull scheduling. This 3-round, lean factory set-up simulation gives participants an understanding of how Lean principles, when effectively applied, can positively impact their company. Learn how to transform a traditional manufacturer into a Lean producer by focusing on material and information flow resulting in lead-time reductions.

  • The basic principles and objectives of Lean manufacturing

  • How continuous improvement must be constantly reinforced

  • Identify and eliminate waste to improved processes

  • How a Lean approach can help companies improve in many areas of manufacturing including:

    • Reducing manufacturing lead-times

    • Improving on-time shipments

    • Reduce inventories

    • Improve quality

    • Increase labor productivity

    • Reduce floor space requirements

8 hour day for full training or a 3-hour version is available without the factory simulation

This course can be held at client's location

Please contact Matt Shoffner at MMTC to express your interest in this course

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)

Matt Shoffner at (989) 948-4086 or mcshoffn@SVSU.edu

Lean Manufacturing Champion

Developing internal Lean Manufacturing Champions helps organizations successfully implement proven techniques for eliminating waste. Using a competency-based and hands-on approaches, The Center's Lean Manufacturing Champion provides team leaders the knowledge and skills to apply Lean Solutions within their own operations, resulting in reductions in the time and cost to execute business processes.

This training is a foundational piece of any Lean strategy. Any person who will be responsible for implementing or leading during Lean implementation should attend this course.

5 days, preferable 3 days on one week and 2 days on another week

This course can be held at client's location

Please contact Matt Shoffner at MMTC to express your interest in this course

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)

Matt Shoffner at (989) 948-4086 or mcshoffn@SVSU.net

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 Matt Shoffner at MMTC to express your interest in this program. 

 

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center 
(MMTC)

Matt Shoffner at (989) 948-4086 or mcshoffn@SVSU.edu

 

 

 

Special Offer from MMTC

Course Title

Course Descripton

Course Information

Contact Person 

Workforce Engagement Survey

You can't fix your car without first diagnosing the problem. The same can be said for your workforce's engagement. This survey targets four (4) areas of a culture that are critical to improving employee engagement: Cognitive (their perceptions of work), Emotional (feeling about work), Behavioral (behaviors at work), and Change Readiness (willing to follow leadership). 

All survey results are then benchmarked to our state-wide database to identify gaps. These gaps are then paired with recommendations to improve those areas with employees. 

Available from MMTC. Please contact Matt Shoffner for additional information

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) 

Matt Shoffner at (989) 948-4086 or mcshoffn@SVSU.edu


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