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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. 

Thanks to the Sponsorship of

Upcoming Training Courses

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

Oct 2022

Employee Attraction & Retention Training Series for Team Leads & Supervisors

October 6, 2022 - March 9, 2023 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Employee experience is a shared responsibility.    

Employees that have strong connections at work have higher levels of productivity and job satisfaction which leads to higher levels of retention.
These high levels of connection reinforce a stronger, more positive company culture. No one “owns” a company’s culture, but everyone can influence it.
As team leads and supervisors, you play a role in creating and maintaining a work culture that encourages people to feel comfortable and perform
at their best. This training series focuses on effective skills and tools to influence a positive work environment, bind your team together, and create a great place work.
Each four-hour session introduces a new topic with an emphasis on how to apply these skills in the workplace.


Feb 2023

Employee Attraction & Retention Training for Team Leads & Supervisors

February 2, 2023 - June 8, 2023 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Employees that have strong connections at work have higher levels of productivity and job satisfaction which leads to higher levels of retention.

These high levels of connection reinforce a stronger, more positive company culture. No one “owns” a company’s culture, but everyone can influence it.

As team leads and supervisors, you play a role in creating and maintaining a work culture that encourages people to feel comfortable and perform at their best. This training series focuses on effective skills and tools to influence a positive work environment, bind your team together, and create a great place work.

Each four-hour session introduces a new topic with an emphasis on how to apply these skills in the workplace.

Each participant will select a project to complete in the workplace with assistance from course instructors. Projects will focus on improving metrics such as jobs retained, sales retained, cost reduction, investment (training), and cost avoidance. Projects will be presented in a private one-on-one virtual session with course instructors to maintain workplace confidentiality.


Supplier Selection, Monitoring, Evaluation and Development

February 7, 2023 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

As organizations become more dependent upon suppliers, supplier quality management has become a key activity. How well supplier quality is managed can have significant effects on an organization. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the benefits of having a formal system for selecting, developing, monitoring, and evaluating suppliers. You’ll also learn about requirements from ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 related to supplier quality management. The workshop also includes hands-on activities that will prepare you for developing your own supplier quality management system.


Project Management

February 28, 2023 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Project management, with its many tools, techniques, and activities, can be intimidating and complex. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of project management and gain a solid foundation upon which to begin to (or continue to) build your project management skills. Topics include the project lifecycle; key tasks and tools for project initiation, planning, execution, and monitoring and controlling; and keys to project success. You’ll also have an opportunity to assess your project management skills as well as practice using key project management tools.


Mar 2023

Second Party Auditing and Supplier Development

March 7, 2023 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Second-party audits are performed to ensure that suppliers are meeting contractual obligations and providing quality products. A solid second-party auditing program can help eliminate the shipment of nonconforming products, promote supplier relationships, and reduce waste and costs.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about requirements in IATF16949 related to supplier auditing and development as well the process and tools for supplier auditing and development. The workshop also includes hands-on activities that will prepare you for developing your own supplier audit resources and program.


Productive Conflict Resolution Delivered in Spanish

March 9, 2023 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.


Apr 2023

Problem Solving Using PDCA, A3 and Root Cause Analysis

April 19, 2023 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this course, participants will learn about the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) problem solving method. In addition, participants will learn about problem solving tools and activities, including A3, root cause analysis, process mapping, cause and effect diagrams, error proofing, and others. Using a variety of real-world scenarios and hands-on activities, participants will practice implementing problem-solving methods and tools.


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)
Fax: 574-343-2951
edc@elkhartcountybiz.com

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