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 

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

Human Factors Engineering

This program is designed to provide a basic understanding of human factors engineering, otherwise known as “ergonomics,” and the implementation of a successful ergonomics program based on the National Institute of Safety and Health, Elements of Ergonomics Programs. Key terminology will be defined and the MIOSHA strategic plan initiative will be discussed. Common ergonomic disorders and primary risk factors will be identified. The course will describe how to build a case for implementing an ergonomics program and the important elements to include in a successful ergonomics program. Ergonomic risk factor identification will be emphasized through use of a videos and class activities. A variety of ergonomic resources and checklists will be used and provided to attendees.

April 7, 2021

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Virtual training course

$130 per person

 

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Kacey Lewis at (248) 972-1133 or lewis@buildwithcam.com

Complete Information

Parts 472 and 554 - Medical Services and First Aid, Bloodborne Infectious Diseases

Exposure to bloodborne infectious diseases is identified as a significant source of occupational illness. The lack of first aid and medical services can lead to serious physical harm or death. This full day course was developed to teach participants: the requirements of Part 472 Medical Services and First Aid, and Part 554 Bloodborne Infectious Diseases; to determine if facilities and employees are covered by the standards; to prepare a written exposure control plan; and, to ensure employees receive proper care following an occupational exposure or injury. This course is designed for general industry with emphasis for healthcare facilities. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely.

April 15, 2021

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Virtual Training Course

$130 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Barry Kinsey at (734) 384-4124 or bkinsey@monroeccc.edu

Complete Information

Supervisor's Role in Safety and Health

This seminar is designed for both general industry and construction first line supervision, safety and health committee members, and management personnel. Topics covered include employee safety and health training, accident investigation, hazard recognition, and self-inspection techniques. This program gives tips to supervision on methods to integrate health and safety into their daily duties and responsibilities. Using MIOSHA General Industry and Construction standards and required written programs as a baseline, supervisors are given suggestions to improve their safety and health hazard recognition skills. Virtual classroom with an inperson instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely.

April 21, 2021

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Virtual training course

$130 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Adriane Brandon at (517) 371-1550 x 8055 or abrandon@agcmichigan.org

Complete Information

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.

April 22, 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

Part 21 - Powered Industrial Trucks: "What Every Trainer and Operate 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 inperson instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely.

April 22, 2021

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Virtual training course

$130 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Dawn Stone at (989) 358-7293 or stonedawn@alpenacc.edu

Complete Information

Part 85 - Control of Hazardous Energy Sources

This one day seminar will thoroughly discuss the requirements of MIOSHA Part 85, Control of Hazardous Energy Sources. Topics include: a complete review and interpretations of the standard; lockout and tagout requirements; minor tool change exceptions; energy control procedures and exceptions; periodic inspections; and employee training. Interactive discussions and exercises have been designed to enforce the concepts presented. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely

April 28, 2021

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Virtual training course

$130 per person

MIOSHA Training Institute

Contact: Jeff Ratcliffe at (989) 350-1206 or jeff@kedabiz.com

Complete Information

PMP Certification Exam Prep Online Course 2021

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 participants in passing the PMP exam. The instructor will be a constant supporter to the participants throughout the class and through their PMP journey.

The course will be delivered through a live online portal, which allows students to take this training from the comfort of their homes, or offices. Participants will work between classes to fulfill the reading and study requirements and activities necessary to pass this course. Participants and instructor will communicate during the live online training, as well as via email between the trainings. Participants will learn about project management through the live instruction, read about it through the class manual (included), and also perform some aspects of it between classes. Ultimately, students will take a sample exam.

The current Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide will be provided for each student in this class, a $60 value. Additionally, participants will have access to a variety of tools for the purpose of passing the PMP exam. The course will consist of nine 4-hour sessions—approximately two sessions per week.

Following the successful passage of the course, participants will receive a certificate they can use as evidence of the course, which is required to schedule the exam. Participants must attend eight of the nine sessions in order to pass.

April 29, May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 2021

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Online course

$1,308 per participant

Registration deadline: April 15, 2021

NCTS Corporation

Course Registration or Information: Contact Shannon Cruickshank at ShannonC@NCTScorp.net 

https://www.nctscorporation.com/pmp-certification-exam-prep-online-course-2021

Applied Project Management

Avoid the high cost and waste of poor planning. A disciplined approach to project management can greatly reduce the pains of project cost overruns, schedule and deployment delays, and decreasing customer satisfaction.

Following the Project Management Book of Knowledge, this course satisfies the educational requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional certification (PMP). Participants will learn the tools and techniques for planning, executing, and monitoring strategic initiatives using our exclusive Active Learning Model (ALM) to apply concepts in real-time on a case study. 

Participants meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings for five consecutive weeks from May 4, 2021 to June 3, 2021

Livestream instructions

$1,950 per person

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

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

Complete Information

Problem Solving

Improve quality by reducing errors and scrap through engaging staff in a structured problem solving process based on A3 thinking. Designed for employees who are expected to participate in their organization’s problem-solving activities or lead a problem-solving team. This program uses our exclusive Active Learning Model (ALM) to teach through experiential learning and is delivered with a mix of livestream interactive sessions and project work throughout the day.

May 12, 2021

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

$395 per person

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

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

Complete Information

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.

May 19, 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

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

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

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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