solutions A PUBLICATION OF THE CENTER FOR BUSINESS SOLUTIONS AT ALBANY TECHNICAL COLLEGE FALL 2015
Lean Six Sigma Helena Industriesâ€™ Jamell Thompson Credits Lean Six Sigma Training with putting him ahead of the game in his career
solutions A PUBLICATION OF THE CENTER FOR BUSINESS SOLUTIONS AT ALBANY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - FALL 2015
INSIDE THIS EDITION
FROM THE ATC PRESIDENT 2
Another Lean Six Sigma Success
FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF CBS 3
WE EXIST FOR YOUR B&I
LOGISTICS EDUCATION CENTER/ KIRKLAND CONFERENCE CENTER 4/5
Event Facilities Available
MATT TRICE Vice President 430.3563
STEVE EIDSON CEDT, PMP®
Solutions Associate, Instruction 430.6619 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamell Thompson/Helena Industries
CBS PROGRAM FEATURE 8 Driver’s Education ATC PROGRAM FEATURE 9 Adult Education CBS PROGRAM FEATURE 10 Project Management STAFF HIGHLIGHT 11 Deborah Pugh CONTINUING EDUCATION 12 Our Latest CE Offerings
SONDRA AIKENS Solutions Assistant 430.6598
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Helena Industries’ Jamell Thompson Credits Lean Six Sigma Training with putting him ahead of the game in his career
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FROM OUR COLLEGE PRESIDENT
DR. ANTHONY O. PARKER
Another Lean Six Sigma Success Story We are pleased to have another Lean Six Sigma student featured in this fall’s edition of Solutions.We are even more pleased that our student featured obtained employment as a result of the program. Our Lean Six Sigma program benefits those in industry in more ways than one. From streamlining to process improvement, many businesses, industries, and manufacturers will benefit from enrolling their employees in our program. The cost for our program, both Green Belt and Black Belt, are much lower than many others in the state offering the program. And, with the program being 90 percent online, we offer a fit for everyone’s schedule no matter where you are in the state.
and Continuing Education and Contract Training programs avaialble through our Center for Business Solutions.You won’t be disappointed. Thanks for all you do to make Southwest Georgia a great place to live and work. Sincerely,
Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. President, Albany Technical College
I invite you to take advantage of our Lean Six Sigma, as well as many other programs
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from the President
FROM OUR VICE PRESIDENT
We Exist for Your Business and Industry This issue of Solutions Magazine, again, highlights one of our partnerships with Industry. That’s our reason for existence. Partnering with business & industry in order to ensure a trained, skilled workforce. Doing so provides the workforce necessary for our employers to be successful right now and also makes our area more attractive for expansion and location. The Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College exists to provide the resources of the College in order for YOU to be successful NOW. Whether it’s through our credit program offerings (short term Certificates of Credit, Diplomas, Associate Degrees), Customized Training or Continuing Education offerings, we are here to listen and act on the needs that you have with the best solution for your company.
Give us a call. Let us listen to your needs and craft a training plan that makes sense for you. As you read through this issue of Solutions, note our partnership efforts, the variety of offerings that exist and our flexibility. Don’t see something you need? Let us know. We’ll meet your needs! Please visit our website at cbs.albanytech.edu and contact us so that we can get started with your strategic needs. Sincerely,
Matt Trice Vice President, Center for Business Solutions
Our goal is simple: to ensure that you have the best skilled workforce and to partner with you to provide that workforce now and in the future. Our solutions for your workforce needs will be cost effective, timely and comes with a guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the training that your employees receive, don’t pay! We stand by our offerings and are confident that we can work with you to develop a partnership that guarantees success.
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CBS EVENT SERVICES
LOGISTICS EDUCATION CENTER
Logistics Education Center Auditorium + Executive Board Room Technology is an asset for any training facility, but with the technology options available through Albany Technical College’s Logistics Education Center Auditorium, the possibilities are endless. A 76-chair facility offering technology features such as multiple cameras, cable, multiple large LCD screens, including stage four-set and four audience dropdowns, the Logistics Education Center is an ideal venue for both medium- to large-sized meetings and training sessions.
business’s next meeting or training session, contact the Center for Business Solutions at 229.430.3563. You can also find more info about the facility by visiting http://cbs.albanytech.edu and clicking on the “Event Services” link.
Many organizations are unaware this facility and many others at Albany Tech are available for rental. Not only can a business or organization rent the facility, but catering services are also offered through Albany Tech’s Culinary Arts division at a reasonable cost. Representatives at Albany Tech’s Center for Business Solutions (CBS) can provide menu options to any organization or business wishing to utilize the facility. For more information on the Logistics Education Center Auditorium at Albany Tech or information on renting the facility for your organization or
Logistics Education Center
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KIRKLAND CONFERENCE CENTER
CBS EVENT SERVICES
Kirkland Conference Center A multi-purpose room that can be arranged to handle a banquet, large classroom setting, or even a theatre is what you’ll find with Albany Tech’s George M. Kirkland Conference Center. A 4,000-square-foot facility, the Kirkland Conference Center can hold up to 600 people. The various floor arrangements in the facility are endless with partitions available and circular and rectangular tables. In addition, the technology capabilities of the Auditorium are endless with multiple cameras, cable, podium with wired microphone, wireless microphones, and much more. For more information on the Kirkland Conference Center at Albany Tech or information on renting the facility for your organization or business’s next meeting or training session, contact the Center for Business Solutions at 229.430.3563. CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE: • MEALS • BREAKS • RECEPTIONS
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Helena Industries’ Jamell Thompson Credits Albany Tech’s Lean Six Sigma with Career Advancement Cordele Helena Industries’ employee, Jamell Thompson, attributes his being hired at the company to the training he received in the Lean Six Sigma program at Albany Technical College. By putting experience he gained in the military into perspective, the Lean Six Sigma program really taught Thompson how to transfer those skills to the civilian sector. Since completing the program, the one key item he’s been able to do is better communicate with upper level management. “Not everyone is sold on Six Sigma, but since Helena has adopted Lean manufacturing, being Lean certified did give me a common ground when communicating with upper management on possible improvement to processes,” said Thompson. With locations in Iowa, Georgia, Arkansas, and California, Helena Industries’ Cordele
With the multitude of functions at the plant, Thompson said that after meeting with the plant manager, Scott Braswell, and sharing his background, he was told that being Lean Six Sigma certified definitely put him in the position that the company was moving toward.
plant is a key southeast location producing insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides.The plant provides liquid flowable milling and suspension process technologies, as well as liquid/solutions formulating and manufacturing, low and high powered emulsification. They also provide warehousing, rail access, bulk storage, retail packaging, with packaging of all sizes, liquids and solids, and repackaging of solids and liquids, from and to any size containers. An ISO 9002 certified plant with onsite utilities, they also provide environmental controls and waste handling.
“Not everyone is sold on Six Sigma, but since Helena has adopted Lean manufacturing, being Lean certified did give me a common ground when communicating with upper management on possible improvement to processes.”
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“The Lean Six Sigma program taught me how to add value to the organization and to look for the opportunity to add value,”Thompson added. Thompson said the quality of instruction received at Albany Tech was the best. He added that the instruction yielded the fastest return on investment he had ever seen in his life. “As far as local industry goes, Albany Tech offers the right education and the right people to place graduates that will add value to any organization,” said Thompson. Thompson is still enrolled at Albany Tech in the Operations Management degree program and at some point, he plans to expand his Lean Six Sigma knowledge by earning his Black Belt. Other employees at the plant have been so impressed with the training Thompson received in the Lean Six Sigma program at Albany Tech, that they are considering enrolling.
“As far as local industry goes, Albany Tech offers the right education and the right people to place graduates that will add value to any organization.” Jamell Thompson
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CBS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT
Driver’s Education CBS Offers Course to both High School Students and One-on-One Training for Adults The Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College offers driver’s education options to both high school students and training for adults.The good news is that training is now FREE for high school students! For high school students, the 36-hour course consists of 30 hours in-class training and six hours behind-the-wheel training. Scheduled once every semester, the course is held at the local area high school where the student attends or on the Albany Tech campus.The location is dependent upon enrollment numbers and is determined by the driver’s education instructor and the CBS Director of Continuing Education.
For more information, call 229.430.3563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Students: FREE!* Adult ATC Students: $300 Adults (with pickup): $325 *Space is limited. Call for details!
For adults wishing to train, the one-on-one driver’s education course is usually a six-hour course strictly behind-the-wheel training. All students must pay and register for the class in the CBS office located at the west entrance of the campus off South Slappey Boulevard in the Manufacturing Technology Center. 8 | solutions | Albany Technical College | Fall 2015
Adult Education Program COSTS FOR ABILITY TO BENEFIT (ATB) ST YOU CAN GO TO COLLEGE! Obtain your GED® and attend college at the SAME TIME! The Albany Technical College Adult Education program is pleased to offer the revised Ability to Benefit (AtB) program.The revised AtB dual enrollment program is designed to allow stuAir Conditioning dents who do notTechnology have a High School Diploma or a GED Certificate to enroll in one of the 13 Automotive Technology eligible career pathway programs while obtaining their GED credential. Automotive Fundamentals Technology
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ditioning Technology, Automotive Collision Culinary Arts Repair Technology, Automotive Fundamentals Technology, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Carpentry Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Equipment Cosmetology Technology, Early Childhood Care and Education, Environmental Horticulture, Masonry, DieselPlumbing, Equipment Technology and Welding and Joining Technology. The courses taken in the are creditable Early Childhood Care programs & Education toward a college credential/diploma.
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at (229) 430-1620 or (229) 430-0659 for additional information.
Steps for Enrollment in Ability to Benefit: 1. Attend and complete the orientation ü process in the Adult Education program. Satisfactory attendance in Adult Education mustübe on file in order to be considered for the Ability ü to Benefit Assessment. 2. Complete the admissions application ü with the Office of Admissions. 3. Successfully complete the Abilityüto Benefit Assessment.The test consists of three ü (3) parts Writing Skills, Reading, and Numerical Skills. The minimum score for each is partüis as follows: COMPASS • Score of 62 in COMPASSüReading Objective ü • Score of 25 in COMPASS Math Part I – Numerical Skills ü • Score of 32 in COMPASS Writing ü Objective Note: Students must achieve or exceed the üminimum scores in each testing area in one testing session.
For more information, contact Albany Technical College Adult Education Program at (229) 4301620 or (229) 430-0659.
ALBANY TECHNICAL COLLEGE ü ü ABILITY TO BENEFIT (ATB)
The Adult Education program has open enrollMasonry ü ü ment policies that allow students to enroll in Adult Education throughout the year. Under the Plumbing Technology ü ü Ability to Benefit provisions, applicants who have Welding & Joining Technology ü ü ü not successfully completed six college credit hours, MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE ADULT 4. Complete Financial Aid (FAFSA) application: EDUCATION program prior to applying for school code 005601.and certificate programs. HOPE Grant will pay $67 of the cost HOPE Grant is available to students in diploma admission in credit courses. must be enrolled in an eligible Career Pathway program while attending GED classes and attempted. Students
following criteria to be eligible to exempt the high school completion requirement for Pell grant. Must meet one contact the Office of Adult Education 1.PleaseMake a high enough score on the Compass college entrance exam (approved ATB test). OR solutions | Albany Technical College | Fall 2015 | 9 2. Have passed at least 6 college-level credit hours towards a degree or diploma. Below are some examples of cost based on the most common enrollment hours. Individual amounts will vary base eligibility. If you have a remaining balance these funds will be available for use in the bookstore for books and sup aid is completed in time.
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Project Management Becoming a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM®) has never been easier with PM Program The Center for Business Solutions (CBS) at Albany Technical College began the Project Management program in early 2013 to provide an even greater opportunity for students to satisfy the requirements to become a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM®).
For more information about the Project Management program and how to get you and/or your company enrolled, contact CBS at 229.430.3563 or email email@example.com.
By conforming to the educational requirements of the Project Management Institute for sitting for the PMI® certification exam, the Project Management program consists of a blended format utilizing online components, as well as in-class lab experiences. Coursework is designed to take students from Initiating, Planning and Executing, to Montoring, Controlling, and Closing a project. Through the Project Management program at CBS, many questions like “How many people will this take?,” “How long before it is finished?,” “How much will this cost?,” are all answered. Seasoned instructor Dr. Steve Eidson brings a wealth of knowledge to this program and many others offered at CBS. 10 | solutions | Albany Technical College | Fall 2015
CBS STAFF HIGHLIGHT
CBS Staff Highlight
Deborah Pugh has been an online Adjunct Instructor in Business Logistics Management at Albany Technical College since 2011. She holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in Information Technology and masterâ€™s degree in Business Administration. She has worked for 31 years in logistics, supply and IT software development and is a United States Navy veteran, having worked as an Information Systems Manager stationed in San Diego, Guam, South Korea, and Diego Garcia. Pugh has two children: a 19-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son. She recently added two German Shepherd puppies to her family. She enjoys teaching and providing technological enhancements to classroom environment, fishing, target shooting.
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Continuing Education BUSINESS CLASSES
Intro to Windows 7 Basic Word Basic Excel PowerPoint Intro to Word Intermediate Word Intermediate Excel
What is an Entrepreneur? You will learn marketing, effective customer service, how to track your costs and create a business plan, financial strategies, leadership and the other functions necessary to run an effective business. Cost: $45 Hours: 4 CEUs: 0.40 Date: OPEN ENROLLMENT
Cost: $50 Hours: 4 CEUs: 0.40 Date: OPEN ENROLLMENT
iPhone, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Tablets, smartphones and any other Gadget you may have a question about, our techie’s will be available to assist you. Bring one or bring them all and let us answer how to upload or download, print, copy or paste using your Gadget Cost: $50 Hours: 1 Date: OPEN ENROLLMENT
iPad for Beginners
Would you like to learn how to create or enhance your resume or cover letter? Would you like to learn some expert tips on interviewing? Come join us in our workshop to have these questions answered. Cost: $45 Hours: 4 CEUs: 0.40 Date: OPEN ENROLLMENT
Maybe you got it as a gift. Maybe you finally splurged and bought yourself the latest generation of iPad. Either way, you’ve finally done it. The iPad is changing the face of personal computing. ATC iPad course shows you how to unlock the full potential of this exciting device Cost: $50 Hours: 4 CEUs: 0.40 Date: OPEN ENROLLMENT
HEALTH CLASSES CPR Certification
The victim of an emergency such as a heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, or choking may be saved if people at the scene have had the lifesaving skills and techniques training. This course will teach and build these skills and techniques. We currently offer Heartsaver CPR AED, First Aid and BLS for Healthcare Providers Cost: $75 Date: OPEN ENROLLMENT
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For more information or to register for classes, call CBS at 229.430.3563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Students demonstrate skill, safety and efficiency in operating a sit-down, counter-balance forklift. Certification is available to students who qualify. Cost: $100 Hours: 8 CEUs: 0.80 Time: 8am - 4pm Date: Every other Saturday
Continuing Education VEHICLE CLASSES
SERVSAFE CERTIFICATION ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association. The ServSafe program leads the way in providing comprehensive educational materials to the restaurant industry through face-to-face. The course discusses food borne illnesses, including information on specific food borne pathogens and biological toxins, such as shellfish poisoning, contamination, and food allergens. Prevention is also covered, with information regarding purchasing and receiving guidelines, food preparation, holding, and serving guidelines, food safety management systems, sanitation guidelines for facilities and equipment, and integrated pest control, as well as food safety regulations and employee training. Cost: $150 Date: Open Enrollment
Albany Tech offers a 40 hour refresher course that runs for one week. This includes a day of classroom training (i.e. Federal D.O.T. regulations and Hours of Service requirements), 2 days on the skills field, and 2 days of on-road driving. Cost: $450 Date: Open Enrollment
FINANCIAL PLANNING Financial Management based classes for Young Adults, Young Professionals right out of college, retirees and any other financially concerned citizens. The Money Smart for Older Adults module aims to raise awareness among older adults and other caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advanced planning and informed financial decision-making. The training for all of the audiences will be presented using the FDIC Money Smart for Young Adults and Seniors, which include Creating and Implementing a Budget, Ability to Distinguish Between â€œWants and Needs,â€? Use Credit and Borrow Money Responsibly, and Protect Your Financial Rights and Safeguard Your Money. Cost: $100 Date: As Requested
For more information or to register for classes, call CBS at 229.430.3563 or email email@example.com.
SAT PREP Our structured classroom-based course has an optimal schedule and provides in-depth preparation and directed homework assignments in a concise format. We teach exclusive test strategy and methods, and the core content required for the SAT exam. Learn how to navigate questions step-by-step, how to break down problems into easy to understand building blocks, and how to approach each question type correctly. Cost: $200 Date: Open Enrollment
GRILLING TECHNIQUES While you can still jam something edible on the end of a stick and hold it over a fire, you might have more success with these modern tools and techniques. Whether you do it with gas, or with charcoal, every part of the grilling process is important - from choosing the right tools to use, to serving your grilled dishes. We offer essential cooking techniques. Cost: $25 Date: Open Enrollment
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Commercial Truck Driving & Welding Commercial Truck Drivers and Welders High in Demand The Commercial Truck Driving program at Albany Technical College is an eight-week program covering everything from reading maps to filling out log books. “We teach students how to perform a pre-trip inspection, how to back and maneuver through a skill range of different exercises, and how to shift gears and maneuver on the highways and through traffic,” said Derrek White, Chair for the Commercial Truck Driving program at Albany Tech. At the end of the eight-week class, students are given a state exam administered by a licensed third party examiner.The exam consists of a pre-trip inspection, skill range test, and a driving test. Students passing the exam get an envelope with the test scores to present to the Department of Motor Vehicle to obtain a CDL license. Throughout the duration of the class, several recruiters come to Albany Tech to speak with students about job opportunities. Students have a chance to ask questions and find out more about what companies are offering and what is required. “For this class term, we have had seven recruiters
come speak with the class, including CT, Benny Whitehead, US Express, Crete, Cypress, Averitt and Wiley Sanders,” said White. “All of these recruiters have expressed to me that the students who come from the ATC program are welltrained after the eight-week class. I am in close contact with the recruiters who come to speak with our students and I speak with the students individually to find out which company would be the best fit for each student.” For more information on the Commercial Truck Driving program at Albany Tech, contact Derrek White at 229.430.1732 or email dwhite@ albanytech.edu. The Welding and Joining Technology diploma program at Albany Tech is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In the process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities.Welding is also used to join beams in the construction of buildings,
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bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, powerplants, and refineries. Welders may work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing.The work done in the different industries and the equipment used may vary greatly.The most common and simplest type of welding today is arc welding, which uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together, but there are over 100 different processes that a welder can employ.The type of welding used is normally determined by the type of metals being joined and the conditions under which the welding is to take place. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, the median wages of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers were $16.33 an hour in May 2008.The middle 50 percent earned between $13.20 and $19.61. For more information on the Welding and Joining Technology Program at Albany Tech, contact Carlos Salter at 229.430.3530, email csalter@ albanytech.edu, or visit the Areas of Study link on Albany Tech’s website at albanytech.edu.
FREE TUITION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE STRATEGIC WORKFORCE INITIATIVE GRANT! For more information or to register for classes, call CBS at 229.430.3563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dougherty County Campus: 229.430.3500 | Randolph County Learning Center: 229.732.5280 www.albanytech.edu As set forth in its student catalog, Albany Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, Kathy Skates, Vice President of Administrative Services, Albany Technical College, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany, GA 31701. Phone 229.430.3524 and Section 504 Coordinator, Regina Watts, Special Needs Coordinator, Albany Technical College, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany, GA 31701, 229.430.2854 or email@example.com.
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