Corporate Training Schedule of Classes

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30 Hour OSHA General Industry Course

This four day course emphasizes the identification, avoidance, control, & prevention of safety & health hazards present in general industry.  The content includes a review of the 1910 TOSHA standards for general industry. An OSHA 30 Hour card is achieved after successfully completing the course.  Attendance at all four days of class is required.  

Who should take this course? 

Personnel responsible for employee on-the-job safety and health work practices. 

Class Dates:   March 17 - 20, 2020         
Course Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Basler Library-Blountville Campus
Fees:  $399.00 (Fees include all materials and hospitality)

Registration Deadline: March 2, 2020

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For more information, please contact Diana Harrison with Workforce Solutions at 423.354.5520 or dlharrison@northeaststate.edu.

Lean Leadership

Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow within an organization to improve overall customer value. The foundation for success with lean is a problem-solving culture, based on coordinated process improvement and people development. Leaders from manufacturing, to service industries, to medical organizations have benefited from the techniques pioneered by Toyota. 

This series of workshops teaches not only the tools of lean, but also offers proven leadership techniques for implementing lean in your organization, managing culture change, and developing continuous improvement engagement throughout your workforce. This training will assist companies in saving time, money, and precious resources through creating the most efficient team possible. Benefits of implementing these techniques include coaching and developing team members who actively pursue improvement in safety, quality, productivity, and intentional employee engagement.

Workshop 5 - A3 Structured Problem Solving

The A3 is an objective, pencil and paper tool designed to solve small specific problems. It defines the current condition and looks at the root cause of the issue. The A3 also guides the user to define clear steps to implement changes and builds accountability. All work done on A3s is validated with the staff and encourages communication between workers and departments.  A3s are a simple and effective way to truly understand the way work happens now and how it can be redesigned effectively. 

You will learn:

  • Defining the problem
  • Establishing improvement targets
  • Analyzing information related to the problem
  • Developing and implementing solutions (countermeasures)
  • Checking results

Class Dates:  November 1, 2019
Course Hours: 
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: 
Wayne G. Basler Library – Blountville Campus
Fees: 
$300.00 per participant

Registration Deadline:  October 18, 2019

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For more information, please contact Cindy Tauscher with Workforce Solutions at 423.354.2570 or cmtauscher@northeaststate.edu.

Workshop 6 - Kaizen Facilitator

Kaizen Facilitator - Kaizen events are the vehicle to implementing Lean tools and concepts. Kaizen events are well-scoped, focused improvement efforts that utilize a team-based approach to eliminating wastes. This workshop is designed to teach a standard Kaizen process that can be used for implementing any Lean tool, such as quick changeover, 5S, cellular/layout, and TPM.

  Objectives and topics include:

  • Overview of Kaizen
  • Preparation for a Kaizen event
  • Standard process for a 3 to 5 day Kaizen event
  • Forms, templates and tools for quickly collecting and analyzing data
  • Preparation of a final report for management
  • Estimate of the impact of the event

Class Dates:  November 8, 2019
Course Hours: 
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: 
Wayne G. Basler Library – Blountville Campus
Fees: 
$300.00 per participant

Registration Deadline:  October 25, 2019

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For more information, please contact Cindy Tauscher with Workforce Solutions at 423.354.2570 or cmtauscher@northeaststate.edu.

Workshop 7 - TWI - JI/ JM

Training Within Industry (TWI) consists of three separate programs for supervisors/team-leaders/job-trainers: Job Relations, Job Instruction and Job Methods.

  • Job Relations is designed to help shift the culture towards continuous improvement and to help supervisors deal with the people problems encountered with the change in culture. This program is designed as a tool to help Supervisors develop Leadership skills.
  • Job Instruction training teaches Supervisors how to instruct the people doing the jobs. This training includes explaining to workers why their jobs are important, breaking down the job into logical steps and key points and teaching the correct method of performing a task on their own and following up to insure standard work is enforced. 
  • Job Methods wraps up your continuous improvement program by building on the skills of the operators and the first line leaders (team leaders, supervisors, cell leaders). This program will enhance most team based continuous improvement programs by delivering a high volume of small incremental improvements from individuals.

Class Dates:  November 15, 2019
Course Hours: 
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: 
Wayne G. Basler Library – Blountville Campus
Fees: 
$300.00 per participant

Registration Deadline:  November 1, 2019

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For more information, please contact Cindy Tauscher with Workforce Solutions at 423.354.2570 or cmtauscher@northeaststate.edu.

Workshop 8 - Kata: Building Lean Culture to Sustain and Thrive

Toyota Kata addresses this challenge of sustaining your improvements and culture change by providing the framework for a sustainable problem solving culture incorporating targeted experimentation and personal learning. In this practical workshop you will learn about two specific behavior routines:

Improvement Kata - is a repeating routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working iteratively through obstacles and learning from problems encountered along the way. The Improvement Kata is a scientific 4-step iterative routine that addresses only those obstacles that lie on the path of a trajectory that leads to the achievement of short term Target Conditions that are in line with a long term Vision/Challenge.

Coaching Kata - is a pattern of teaching the Improvement Kata to employees at every level, ensuring that it permeates their thinking and actions. The Coaching Kata is a daily routine that utilizes five questions to help teach the Improvement Kata thinking pattern and ensure that it is imbedded within an organization via team accountability.

The Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata turn scientific thinking into a practical skill anyone can learn, by combining a four-step scientific working pattern with techniques of deliberate practice.

Class Dates:  November 22, 2019
Course Hours: 
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: 
Wayne G. Basler Library – Blountville Campus
Fees: 
$300.00 per participant

Registration Deadline:  November 8, 2019

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For more information, please contact Cindy Tauscher with Workforce Solutions at 423.354.2570 or cmtauscher@northeaststate.edu.

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