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Workshop helps companies select best continuous improvement program

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– Lean or Six Sigma – which continuous improvement program is right for your business? Ivy Tech Community College’s Workforce and Economic Development Department will help answer that question at a free Discovery Session on August 28 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. The session will be held in the NCHS Auditorium in Ivy Hall on the college’s campus at 3101 S. Creasy Lane in Lafayette.

Registration is requested by calling (765) 269-5882 or (765) 269-5871.

Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette is the statewide provider of Six Sigma training. Ivy Tech offers customized continuous improvement training for a wide variety of businesses including healthcare, warehouses, government and manufacturing. To date, 25 companies have achieved significant savings benefit through increased efficiency and effectiveness.

“I was a little apprehensive that the tools and techniques would not translate to healthcare,” said Gail Summers, Quality Improvement Director at Wabash Valley Hospital. “I was pleasantly surprised that this was not the case. The trainers did a great job customizing the methods to all types of industries. I completed Lean training with quick and easy resources to implement what I had learned.”

Ivy Tech delivers training across the state in partnership with FinTek Group. FinTek has successfully trained and consulted with leading organizations through North America and Europe for over six years. Training is scheduled over a three month period. It includes sessions for executives on how to effectively align company strategy, resources and support. Managers become skilled in plan development and execution. Team or event leaders learn how to facilitate and execute a continuous improvement plan.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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