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Training Opportunities

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Hosted By
Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County

Positioning our community for growth! Some of the following services are provided through on-site training/analysis projects and workshops:

  • Cyber Security Compliance
  • Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
  • Internal Auditor Training (IATF)
  • Leadership Development
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Office
  • Quality Improvement
  • Quality Systems (ISO)
  • Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain Services
  • Training Within Industry (TWI)

Next Level Jobs—part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Indiana agenda—aims to equip working-age Hoosiers and Indiana employers with the training and skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century economy. Developed in partnership by the Governor, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development with support from the Indiana General Assembly, Next Level Jobs features two targeted grant programs:

 

Substitutions & Cancellations

Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the class. Please notify the EDC of Elkhart County the substitute’s name prior to the day of class.

Cancellations  must be submitted 10 business days prior to start of workshop date in order to receive a full refund. Those cancelling within 5-9 business days prior to start of workshop will be assessed a 15% charge.

No refund will be issued for cancellations less than 5 business days prior to start of workshop.

A full refund of registration fees will be made if Purdue MEP exercises its right to cancel the program. 

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Upcoming Training Courses

For more information and to register, please click the Class Name.

May 2024

Contracting and Negotiations for Supply Chain Management

May 28, 2024 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, effective supply chain management and procurement are more essential than ever for organizational success. The ability to secure effective terms in supply agreements and negotiate strategically with suppliers can significantly help provide value and competitive advantage to a company.

This workshop will cover the principles of supply agreements and supplier negotiations. It is designed to provide an understanding of the legal concepts and considerations, contract elements, contract types, and supplier performance management to contracts. Critical components of a strong contract will be better understood and applied to create a win-win agreement outcome both in the short term and long term with supplier partners.


Jun 2024

Becoming A Leader

June 4, 2024 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective leadership is a key component to organizational success.  But what does it mean to lead effectively?

In this workshop, you’ll learn the keys to effective leadership and assess your own leadership strengths and weaknesses.


Design FMEA

June 11, 2024 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, or FMEA, is a structured approach used to identify ways in which a product or process can fail, estimate risk associated with specific causes, and prioritize actions that should be taken to reduce risk. In this full-day workshop, you’ll learn about design FMEAs (DFMEA) as described by AIAG in the June 2019 publication Failure Mode and Effect Analysis – FMEA Handbook by AIAG and VDA, including the format and content of DFMEAs.


Revolutionizing Manufacturing with Artificial Intelligence

June 25, 2024 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The future of AI in manufacturing is filled with exciting possibilities!

Join our interactive four-hour workshop and discover how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the manufacturing landscape. This is tailored for manufacturers who aspire to lead the industry by harnessing AI to optimize their processes, enhance quality control, and drive innovation.

You’ll gain valuable insights into the importance of AI in business, backed by compelling statistics and real-world case studies.  We’ve carefully curated a selection of industry-specific examples to demonstrate how AI is being applied in various manufacturing sectors, from automotive and aerospace to consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.


Reasonable Suspicion

June 27, 2024 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Reasonable suspicion training goes beyond compliance—it’s about safeguarding your team and fostering a healthy work environment.

Why does it matter?
Safety First: By empowering employees and supervisors to recognize signs of substance abuse, we create a safer workplace for everyone.
Employee Care: Reasonable suspicion training equips employees and supervisors with clarity around potential health issues associated with alcohol or drug abuse. It’s a proactive step toward supporting employees in need.
Reduced Errors: Substance abuse impacts productivity and performance. With timely initial reporting and better supervisor responses, we minimize errors caused by impaired employees, ensuring smoother operations.


Jul 2024

Emotional Intelligence

July 30, 2024 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Daniel Goleman contends, “IQ determines the careers and professionals people enter, but EQ (emotional intelligence quotient) determines how far they get in that career or profession.”  Emotional intelligence is the ability to comprehend value and manage the emotions of one’s self and others.  It is an essential skill for leaders and for a project team environment.  Leaders need self-awareness, self-discipline, motivation, social competence, and empathy, but our society isn’t development people with these competencies.

This workshop explores the importance of using emotional intelligence for creating a stronger leadership model.


Aug 2024

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) - 5 Day Course - August 6,7, and 13,14,15, 2024

August 6, 2024 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This five-day workshop provides the basic skills and knowledge you need to work with the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) found in a typical manufacturing plant.  The course begins with a review of relay logic, and then you’ll learn PLC programming, including general logic, timers, counters, and math functions, followed by human-machine interface (HMI) programming.  The workshop includes hands-on labs where you will practice implementing what you have learned on a self-contained PLC system.

PLCs used in this workshop are from Automation Direct, but the basic PLC knowledge and skills you will learn are easily transferable between PLC systems.


Oct 2024

Productive Conflict Resolution

October 29, 2024 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Conflict is a common problem in any organization that has people.  Often, leaders are uncomfortable dealing with conflict because they do not have a process that keeps emotions under control.  The good news is that an understanding of conflict, why it occurs, and how to manage it can help you turn a conflict situation into a positive opportunity for improvement.  Participants will also have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice to improve their ability to handle conflict in a productive way.


Training Opportunities

Delivered By

Hosted By
Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County

Thanks to the Sponsorship of

Positioning our community for growth! Some of the following services are provided through on-site training/analysis projects and workshops:

  • Cyber Security Compliance
  • Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
  • Internal Auditor Training (IATF)
  • Leadership Development
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Office
  • Quality Improvement
  • Quality Systems (ISO)
  • Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain Services
  • Training Within Industry (TWI)

Next Level Jobs—part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Indiana agenda—aims to equip working-age Hoosiers and Indiana employers with the training and skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century economy. Developed in partnership by the Governor, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development with support from the Indiana General Assembly, Next Level Jobs features two targeted grant programs:

 

Substitutions & Cancellations

Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the class. Please notify the EDC of Elkhart County the substitute’s name prior to the day of class.

Cancellations  must be submitted 10 business days prior to start of workshop date in order to receive a full refund. Those cancelling within 5-9 business days prior to start of workshop will be assessed a 15% charge.

No refund will be issued for cancellations less than 5 business days prior to start of workshop.

A full refund of registration fees will be made if Purdue MEP exercises its right to cancel the program. 

Our Mission

Our Mission is to create an economically vibrant community by recruiting, retaining, and strengthening our economic base; being a catalyst for diversification, innovation, and economic change.

Our Vision

The EDC of Elkhart County will leverage our entrepreneurial spirit, expertise and regional resources to develop a more prosperous community through a diversified, resilient and knowledge based economy.

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300 NIBCO Parkway, Suite 201
Elkhart, IN 46516
Toll Free: 877-535-1002
Phone: 574-293-JOBS (5627)
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