Ivy Tech Community Colleges Six Sigma Institute graduates nine Black Belts

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– Nine employees from five companies recently graduated from Ivy Tech Community College’s Six Sigma Institute. The companies represented were Kirby Risk, Fairfield, Federal Mogul, Voestalpine and Hollingsworth & Vose. The employees from Hollingsworth & Vose traveled from East Walpole, MA to participate in the institute. The group is the sixth class to graduate from the institute.

The graduates were awarded Black Belt status after completing over 200 hours of training and completing a process improvement project for their companies. Together the five teams solved problems that realized a total savings of $1.3 million dollars.

For information on Ivy Tech’s next Six Sigma Institute, contact Mark Brandyberry at (765) 269-5877, or mbrandyberry@ivytech.edu.

Six Sigma is a nationally-recognized process management strategy originally developed by Motorola in 1986.

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 120,000 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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