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 

Motivational Interviewing for Hiring Managers

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is considered to be a research-driven best practice model used when working with individuals that have denial or resistance to change. The principles and strategies used in MI can be readily used in a business setting (regardless of the industry) and will help the participant learn how to establish or improve:

1. Expressing empathy through reflective listening.

2. Developing discrepancy between employees’ goals or values and their current behavior.

3. Avoiding argument and direct confrontation.

4. Adjusting to employee’s resistance rather than opposing it directly.

5. Supporting self-efficacy and optimism (and improved behavior).

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/power-hour-2020-february-motivational-interviewing-for-hiring-managers

February 5, 2020

Online Live 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

No Cost to Participate

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

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate Exam Prep ONLINE LIVE 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 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 though a line 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.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/project-management-professional-pmp-certificate-exam-prep-online-live-course-feb.

February 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 & March 3, 5, 10, 2020 (36 hours)

Tuesdays and Thursdays on the above dates, ONLINE LIVE from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$750 per seat (includes materials)

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

Leadership for First Time Supervisors ONLINE LIVE Course

This workshop focuses on how to better lead your employees to a higher performance. Leadership for first-line supervisors is a process of relationship building and setting goals. How well you lead, teach, develop and coach relates directly to how well you are able to foster a great working relationship with your employees through understanding them and strategic goal setting.

An easy-to-understand leadership coaching model taught in this workshop will guide you through the process. Prepare yourself to change a few things about yourself in order to lead your employees to better a performance.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/leadership-for-first-time-supervisors.

February 12, 19, 26, March 4 & 11, 2020 (5 Wednesdays)

ONLINE LIVE from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (4 hours per session)

$245 per seat (includes materials)

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

Workplace Harassment and Cultural Sensitivity - ONLINE LIVE Course

Harassment can be based on a variety of factors that differ from the one doing the harassment, such as race, sex, and disability. Experiencing uncomfortable situations in the workplace may be more than an offense against an individual. It can be a crime committed against the law, which is why this topic has become very important for every organization. This course will help give participants the tools necessary to recognize harassment in the workplace as well as understand your rights and responsibilities under the law, with regard to safety in the workplace. Through this course, your participants will recognize that it is necessary for everyone to help create programs that teach employees to identify harassment and exercise anti-harassment policies.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/workplace-harassment-and-cultural-sensitivity-online-live-feb

February 13, 2020

ONLINE LIVE from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (4 hour sessions)

$55 per seat (includes materials)

Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 650-5700 or shannonc@nctscorp.net

CPR/AED/First Aid/Bloodborne

This course is intended for individuals with no medical training and require a certification card for their job’s regulatory requirements (e.g., OSHA).

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/annual-refresher-cpraedfirst-aidbloodbourne-4d6w2-5m87a

AM or PM sessions available on February 21, 2020:

8:00 am to 1:00 pm (5 hours) or 
12:00 noon to 5:00 pm (5 hours)

$125 per seat (includes E-Crad and Books)

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

Blueprint and GD&T Basics

This sixteen (16) hour course will provide students the basic skills needed for technical drawing 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, rules, datums, orientation, location and profile. Emphasis is placed on interpreting detail drawings and communication skills required in machining work. This tool is governed by the technical standard ASME Y14.5M-1994.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/blueprint-and-gdt-basics

March 5 & 6, 2020

8:00 am to 4:30 pm (8 hours with 30 minutes lunch on own)

$355 per seat (includes materials)

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

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate Exam Prep ONLINE LIVE 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 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.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/project-management-professional-pmp-certificate-exam-prep-online-live-course-march

March 24, 26, 31, April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays onthe above dates, ONLINE LIVE from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$750 per seat (includes materials)

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

Resiliency through Mindfulnes - ONLINE LIVE

Employees are challenged on a daily basis due to staggering change, complexity and disruption, including new technology, ever-evolving social norms, updated corporate policies and laws, and the pressure of instant communications. It can be difficult to meet these challenges and external resources can’t always be counted on, but durable inner strengths can be.

This course discusses how to meet your needs, develop inner strengths and discusses the practices of mindful leaders in order to become more resilient resulting in less anxiety, irritation, disappointment, and resentment. When challenges are faced mindfully, you will be able to meet them from a place of calm, strength, and confidence.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/resiliency-through-mindfulness

March 25, 2020

ONLINE LIVE from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$55 per seat (includes materials)

NCTS Corporation
Shannon Cruickshank at (810) 657-5700 or shannonc@nctscorp.net

Effective Leadership - ONLINE LIVE

The needs of today’s workforce require our leaders to update their skills in a variety of areas. This course takes existing and new leaders on a journey toward transition. This journey includes identifying the needs of the current workforce, identifying their own leadership weaknesses, recognizing the value of humility and authenticity and practicing new engagement methods.

Participants in this course will achieve the learning objectives below through role-playing, case studies, data analytics, self-exploration, and analysis, developing transition plans and more.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/effective-leadership-online-live-st4dd

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020

ONLINE LIVE from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$245 per seat (includes materials)

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

Workplace Harassment and Cultural Sensitivity - ONLINE LIVE

Harassment can be based on a variety of factors that differ from the one doing the harassment, such as race, sex, and disability. Experiencing uncomfortable situations in the workplace may be more than an offense against an individual. It can be a crime committed against the law, which is why this topic has become very important for every organization. This course will help give participants the tools necessary to recognize harassment in the workplace as well as understand your rights and responsibilities under the law, with regard to safety in the workplace. Through this course, your participants will recognize that it is necessary for everyone to help create programs that teach employees to identify harassment and exercise anti-harassment policies.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/workplace-harassment-and-cultural-sensitivity-online-live-may

May 14, 2020

ONLINE LIVE from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$55 per seat (includes materials)

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

Workplace Harassment and Cultural Sensitivity - ONLINE LIVE

Harassment can be based on a variety of factors that differ from the one doing the harassment, such as race, sex, and disability. Experiencing uncomfortable situations in the workplace may be more than an offense against an individual. It can be a crime committed against the law, which is why this topic has become very important for every organization. This course will help give participants the tools necessary to recognize harassment in the workplace as well as understand your rights and responsibilities under the law, with regard to safety in the workplace. Through this course, your participants will recognize that it is necessary for everyone to help create programs that teach employees to identify harassment and exercise anti-harassment policies.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/httpworkplace-harassment-and-cultural-sensitivity-online-live-aug

August 13, 2020

ONLINE LIVE from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$55 per seat (includes materials)

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

Workplace Harassment and Cultural Sensitivity - ONLINE LIVE

Harassment can be based on a variety of factors that differ from the one doing the harassment, such as race, sex, and disability. Experiencing uncomfortable situations in the workplace may be more than an offense against an individual. It can be a crime committed against the law, which is why this topic has become very important for every organization. This course will help give participants the tools necessary to recognize harassment in the workplace as well as understand your rights and responsibilities under the law, with regard to safety in the workplace. Through this course, your participants will recognize that it is necessary for everyone to help create programs that teach employees to identify harassment and exercise anti-harassment policies.

Complete course information can be viewed at https://www.nctscorporation.com/scheduled-training-free-cost-share/workplace-harassment-and-cultural-sensitivity-online-live-nov.

November 12, 2020

ONLINE LIVE from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$55 per seat (includes materials)

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

 

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

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. 

3 days, typically consecutive

This course can be held at client's location

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

Supervisor Leadership

Do you have an employee with leadership potential or a newly promoted supervisor/foreman and want to give him or her practical management training? This is the class. Each class section will contain key aspects of effective leadership, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to thrive in today's manufacturing management environment. Among others, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify different leadership styles

  • Identify different behavioral characteristics and determine the best method of relating to each type

  • Identify communication barriers and techniques to enhance communication in all directions

  • Identify how to manage and maximize available time and decrease non-productive activities

  • Apply different factors in delegation in a manner that will provide an environment for compliance

  • Identify components of effective meetings and apply them, resulting in meetings that are more productive

  • Identify what causes conflict and how to mitigate and prevent escalation of conflict

4 full days (8 hours), can be 1 day per week or two days per week

Training can be held at client's location

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

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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