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Ivy Tech to hold White Belt training at the LC

Posted: Friday, August 5, 2016

Ivy Tech Community College is offering an Ivy Tech White Belt training and certification course to help participants attain valuable skills employers seek. The skills and knowledge attained by completing the White Belt training class could be utilized in a business setting, healthcare, manufacturing and many other industries.

The training will be conducted in partnership with the Huntington County Community Learning Center. This training is scheduled for Friday, September 23, at the Huntington County Community Learning Center, 2201 N. Jefferson Street. The class is free to all those who plan to attend.

Training will be held in Room 149 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Visit Ivy Tech’s website here to register. Click “Register now for quality training,” click Huntington on September 23 and fill in the fields.

The White Belt training class provides a comprehensive introduction to continuous improvement methods, tools and processes. There is no cost for instruction; trainers are provided through grant funding. The flip classroom model is utilized; participants obtain instruction materials from the program website. There is approximately an hour’s worth of reading assigned as “pre-work.”  Students bring these materials to class and may use them during the certification exam at the end of the course. Students do not need to purchase a text book or pay exam fees. Passing the exam with a score of 80% or higher will give the student an Ivy Tech Community College White Belt certification.

White Belt training includes these valuable skills that can help any employee perform their responsibilities: Problem solving, team fundamentals, analytical thinking, customer and supplier relations, introduction to lean processes, continuous improvements tools – charts, graphs and diagrams, root cause analysis, 5S – Sort, Straighten, Sweep and Shine, Standardize, Sustain, PDCA - (Plan, Do, Check, Act), Kaizen – Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma overview collecting and summarizing data, DMAIC – (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) standard work. Quality training provides a competitive edge in attaining skills and learning to implement practices that work.