Sep 2022

September 28, 2022 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Print Reading for Manufacturing

This workshop provides an introduction to reading and interpreting engineering prints and technical drawings used for manufacturing. You will practice what you have learned through multiple realistic hands-on activities.


  • Describe the basic structure and elements of a manufacturing print.
  • Describe and identify the types of lines used on prints and the purpose of each.
  • Describe and recognize the views typically included on prints.
  • Explain how dimensions are indicated on prints.
  • Explain the purpose and contents of assembly drawings.
  • Recognize and identify symbols included on drawings, including screw threads, holes, surface finishes, and welding symbols.

Intended audience: All manufacturing personnel, including operators, technicians, and supervisors

Oct 2022

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

Employee Attraction & Retention Training Series for Team Leads & Supervisors

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.

October 10, 2022 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Intermediate Excel Skills

You’ll learn additional built-in Excel functions, including logical and lookup functions, create tables and charts, sort and filter data, and create pivot tables. Each participant will have a computer with Excel 2016 and will complete multiple exercises to practice what they are learning.


– Create and use specialized Excel functions, including those for manipulating text, logical functions (AND, OR, etc.), lookup functions, and date functions.

– Organize worksheet data with tables.

– Sort and filter data.

– Create charts to visualize data.

– Create pivot tables.

– Insert graphics into a worksheet.

Intended audience: Individuals who have experience working in Excel and can perform basic functions, including using basic build-in functions or individuals who have completed Purdue MEP’s Basic Excel Skills workshop.

October 13, 2022 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pull-Kanban Systems Basic

Learn how to control resources in a production process by replacing only what have been consumed.

Introduces the principles of Pull systems/Kanban, applies them in a lifelike simulation, and demonstrates how they can be applied to a variety of manufacturing situations.

Workshop Length: 8 hours

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Nov 2022

November 16, 2022 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a symbolic language used on engineering drawings to specify features of a part, including the size, shape, form, and orientation. By implementing GD&T, manufacturers can more clearly and precisely define part requirements, improve inspection, gain business flexibility in today’s global economy, and save money.

In this introductory course, participants will gain an awareness of GD&T and the fundamental language of GD&T, interpret basic GD&T drawings, and perform hands-on exercises to practice what they have learned.


  • Explain the history of GD&T.
  • Explain the benefits of using GD&T.
  • Describe when GD&T is used.
  • Define “datum” and explain the use of datums.
  • Explain GD&T rules #1 and #2.
  • Interpret feature control frames, including geometric tolerance symbols, tolerance information, material condition modifiers, and datum references.
  • Explain GD&T’s role in product realization.

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