(Wilson Consulting and Training Services: Cedar Rapids, IA) — At the Southwest Iowa Manufacturers Alliance for Quality (SWIMAQ) quarterly meeting, Steven C. Wilson of Wilson Consulting and Training Services Inc (WCTS Inc) will be discussing how partnering with the Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) on customized programs for quality and Six Sigma can provide dramatic results for your business. The program will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the IWCC Council Bluffs Campus.
Wilson will address specific issues on why many people shy away from quality or continuous improvement programs and as a result are unable to see the direct benefits of them. He will also outline and introduce the latest adult-learning training methods and explain how the training is adapted to the organization.
“Too often, training programs are not utilized when employees get back to work,” says Wilson. “Based on my 20 years of assisting organizations and individuals improve quality through training, I have identified several components that will encourage employees and their organizations to change and use these new skills. Under the title of iQuality Academy, I have moved our training programs from tactical learning and acquiring new skills to providing the path from training to improved business performance.”
The Southwest Iowa Manufacturers Alliance for Quality program will also include presentations on:
• Nondestructive evaluation update, a hands-on demo
• Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate
• Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) update
• Technology commercialization
• Plant tour at SIRE Ethanol LLC
Steven C. Wilson founded WCTS Inc as a process-improvement consulting firm. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience applying quality improvement tools, methodologies, and principles in a variety of industries that include automotive, health care, logistics, distribution, education, and manufacturing.
The IWCC offers instruction in career, adult, and continuing education as well as the first two years of college and university study. The IWCC serves the needs of adults who can benefit from further education and guidance, whether by specially designed occupational programs, preprofessional college-transfer programs, or adult education.