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:

 

       

Upcoming training courses

 

Course Title

Course Descripton

Course Information

Contact Person 

8D Problem Solving

This 4-hour 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 others.

The unique combination of tools streamlines the process. 

This training will orient participants to the problem solving basics and 8-D reporting methods.

Class also provides the 5 key failure modes of a successful problem solving event. 

Discussions and exercises involving problem solving tools are part of this seminar.

June 16, 2021

8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Distance Learning 

$295 per person

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

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

Complete Information

Machine Guarding and Hazard Identification

This program is designed for general industry participants, (maintenance, safety and health professionals, and management personnel). This course familiarizes the participant with various types of common machinery and the related safety hazards. The course enables participants to recognize hazards such as those created by nip points pinch points, points of operations, and rotating or reciprocating parts, while providing options for achieving regulatory compliance. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor.

June 17, 2021

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Online Course

$130 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Carolyn Dembowski at (517) 483-1414 or dembowc1@lcc.edu

Complete Information

Incident Investigation

The program is planned for one day. The goal is to provide participants reasons why incident investigation is important, discuss the different aspects of an investigation, and practicing techniques for determining the root cause of incidents. The training will include class discussions and exercises, with small group breakout sessions for case studies and other activities. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor.

June 22, 2021

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Online Course

$130 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Pauline Schwanitz at (810) 989-5793 or peschwanitz@sc4.edu

Complete Information

Part 21 - Powered Industrial Trucks: What Every Trainer and Operator Must Know

This course covers the training and operating requirements for powered industrial trucks in general industry workplaces. Safety topics include: training program implementation; operator selection, training, testing, and permitting; inspection procedures; safe work practices; retention of training and maintenance records; and identification of types of powered industrial trucks. Occupational health topics include information on carbon monoxide, ventilation controls, personal protective equipment, and emergency eye flush and shower facilities. Resources and sample documents will be provided to assist attendees with implementing a powered industrial truck program in their workplace. This training session will also provide an overview of common exercises used for field evaluations. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor.

June 23, 2021

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Online Course

$130 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

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

Complete Information

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

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). Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor.

July 14, 2021

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Online Course

$130 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Kate Miller at (269) 353-1257 or kmiller1@kvcc.edu

Complete Information

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). Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor.

July 15, 2021

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Online Course

$130 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Pauline Schwanitz at (810) 989-5793 or peschwanitz@sc4.edu

Complete Information

Lean Sigma Fundamentals

This interactive class develops the skills necessary to become a critical part in any organization's Quality improvement initiatives. It provides a strong foundation of the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies for meaningful participation in Six Sigma project teams lead by Certified Green or Black Belts. 

Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals is a fully online course for any individual who will be play a supportive role in a Lean or Six Sigma project and lacks the ability to attend an in person Yellow Belt session. This could include test engineers, designers, operators,  lab technicians, managers, engineers, interns etc. who are a member of a Lean Six Sigma team. 

Alternatively, individuals that are considering the commitment to become a Blackbelt or Greenbelt in Lean or Six Sigma would find this course useful in that determination.  

 

August 2, 2021 to August 5, 2021

8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Distance Learning 

$995 per person

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

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

Complete Information

 

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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