BUFFALO, N.Y. — A training program that addresses
safety-enhancing manufacturing workplace practices debuts this fall
as part of TCIE’s professional development schedule of
The 32-hour course, called Manufacturing
Safety, consists of a combination of materials from the
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Training Program.
Participants have the opportunity to earn two nationally recognized
and transferrable safety credentials: a Safety Certificate from
MSSC and an OSHA 10-hour General Industry card.
Training consists of completing MSSC’s online safety
module and attending class sessions for the OSHA portion. An
orientation will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. on Oct. 11 at UB’s
Baird Research Park, 1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Class sessions
are 8 a.m.-noon on Nov. 7-9 at the Hyatt Place, 5020 Main St.,
Other course topics in the fall lineup include continuous
improvement methodologies, internal auditing, logistics operations
and finance. They range from full-day seminars to a 9-month
certification program. Registration is on a first-serve basis, with
the deadline being one week before the respective start date.
Course details are as follows:
Production Technician (CPT) Info Session – 8:30-10 a.m.
on Sept. 14 at Baird Research Park. Attendees will be given an
overview about TCIE’s CPT training, which supplies the core
knowledge and skills required for frontline manufacturing
Logistics Technician — This 76-hour training, which is a
blend of online learning supported by instructor-led assessment
preparation, provides core knowledge and skills required in supply
chain operations, from entry level through supervisor. Classroom
dates are 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 7, Sept. 28 and Nov. 2 at Baird
- Certified Lean
Six Sigma Black Belt Transactional - Blended — This
134-hour blended-learning course consists primarily of online
education, enhanced by classroom-based discussion and project
review sessions. Candidates acquire enhanced problem-solving skills
and an advanced mastery of Six Sigma’s industry-tested system
for process variation reduction. An early-bird discount of $500 is
available until Aug. 25. Full-day classes: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept.
25, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5. Half-day classes: 8
a.m.-noon on Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9. Project review
sessions: 8-10 a.m. on Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 12,
March 5 and 19, April 10 and 23, May 7 and 21.
Software Training — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Baird
Research Park. This training navigates participants through the
statistical tools of Minitab software so that they may comfortably
manipulate data and solve problems.
- Certified Lean
Professional — 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 28 to Dec. 14
(except Nov. 23), as well as Feb. 5 and 13, at Baird Research Park.
This course educates participants in the Lean method of saving
money and reducing waste by identifying unnecessary processes.
- Intro to
FMEA — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Baird Research Park.
This course is recommended for design and manufacturing engineers
who are involved in the product development process and want to
learn how to avoid potential failures in design.
- Kaizen and
VSM — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Baird Research Park.
This course explores two Lean tools: kaizen, an activity aimed at
streamlining a select process, and value stream mapping, an
analysis tool used to improve the flow of information or
- Root Cause
Analysis and Corrective Action Training — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
on Oct. 31 at the Hyatt Place. This course is designed to improve
problem-solving skills by providing an understanding of the
processes and techniques for determining the root cause of a
nonconformance and the corrective action needed to prevent the
problem from occurring again.
- Finance for
Non-Financial Managers — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 1 at Baird
Research Park. This course is for managers who do not possess a
significant financial background, but would benefit from a working
knowledge of financial statements and related concepts, including
commonly used financial terminology and performance measures.
9001:2015 Transition Training — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 1
at the Hyatt Place. This training is for anyone who is already
familiar with the ISO 9001:2008 standard and is involved in
transitioning their company to ISO 9001:2015.
- Lean Product
Design Workshop – 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Baird Research
Park. This workshop engages participants in a hands-on simulation
to discover how applying the Lean methodology to product design
decreases cycle time.
ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
on Nov. 13-15 at the Hyatt Place. This training prepares
participants with the skills necessary to perform internal process
audits in manufacturing, service and public service sectors.
- 5S and
Standardized Work — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Hyatt
Place. This course explores two Lean tools: 5S, a technique for
organizing one’s physical environment, and standardized work,
a technique for organizing process steps.
Course details and registration are available at http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu/what-we-do/professional-development/.
For more information, contact Mariah Glass, UB TCIE training
program coordinator, at 716-645-8840 or email@example.com.
UB TCIE is Western New York's bridge to excellence; it provides
a dynamic link between UB’s expert resources and the
region’s business community. Its core focus on engineering
solutions and operational excellence drives continual improvements,
and ignites innovation and technological advantages. For more
information on how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses,
visit www.tcie.buffalo.edu or call 716-645-8800.