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Lean Process Training Available in Licking County

NEWARK, Ohio, March 31, 2017 – Small business, manufacturers and public agencies in Licking County can take advantage of the opportunity to get lean process training through the Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC) at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) next month. "Introduction to the Lean Process: For Small Business, Manufacturers and Public Agencies" is available on Wednesday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the shared campus of COTC and The Ohio State University at Newark.

The training is open to anyone in small business, manufacturing or the public sector (e.g. government agencies political subdivisions and subsidiaries, hospitals, emergency services, education). It is most effective for decision-makers and leaders in the organization; those with recognized leadership potential and those approaching advancement opportunities.

Lean concepts are primarily about maximizing customer value while minimizing wastefulness. A lean organization understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. Lean process training also introduces Six Sigma and Kaizen concepts such as removing variation in processes. Attendees will learn to operate simpler, faster, better and less costly organizations to better meet customer needs.

The half-day workshop is $59 per person and includes the program, training materials and coffee/continental breakfast, plus the opportunity to network with others in Licking County.

For more information, contact: Vicki Maple, M.Ed., director of the Workforce Development Innovation Center at 740.364.9565 or VMaple@COTC.edu. Those interested can register and pay online: cotc.edu/wdic

The Workforce Development Innovation Center develops training programs and courses that provide innovative solutions to specific challenges within business and industry; helping their workforce to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities they need to succeed. Customized contract training ranges from technical skill enhancement and safety certifications, to soft skills development and preparation for professional designation exams.

COTC was ranked number one in Ohio and number 19 in the nation by PayScale in its 2016-17 College Salary Report ranking the best community and career colleges by salary potential. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.