Ivy Tech to offer “White Belt” training

Ivy Tech Community College is offering training courses and certification for professionals and students. Randy Proffitt, executive director of Marketing and Recruitment for the school, explains that the program provides “continuous improvement strategies for quality assurance, problem solving, customer relations, project team work, and eliminating waste.”

Proffitt says that a “White Belt” training session for professionals will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 7th at the Columbus Learning Center auditorium. He adds that a student training session will be held April 14th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the same location. School officials say that the eight-hour, non-credit workshops are free and taught by Ivy Tech’s Certified Quality Trainers. They add that a final exam, lasting 30-minutes, will be administered at the end of the session.

Proffitt says that White Belt certification provides “a comprehensive launch into Lean processes and Six Sigma methodology.” He explains that the skills learned in these classes can be utilized in business, healthcare, manufacturing and other industries.

“This certification will add a substantial stamp of credibility to anyone in the job market and anyone who wants to advance their careers. It also is beneficial in helping employees perform their jobs better,” said Ivy Tech Project Director Pam Warner. “Quality training provides a competitive edge in attaining skills and learning to implement practices that work.”

Ivy Tech officials add that certification is held in partnership with Purdue Polytechnic Columbus, the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and Ivy Tech Military/Veterans Services.

To register for one of these classes, visit the Ivy Tech Continuous Improvement website at https://www.ivytech.edu/14166.html.