"Last Spring I participated in a Six Sigma Black Belt course being offered by Purdue. I’ve used Six Sigma tools for several years; however I felt I could use additional training to move our organization to the next level in defect prevention. My instructor encouraged us to start the Black Belt project while going to class so we could discuss the progress and data. He told us that the tools and Minitab reports will all click into place when you have to use them. He was exactly right! My project was half done when the class ended. Just a few weeks later I turned in the project and it was accepted on the first submission! I found that the DMAIC Six Sigma process is exactly the tool to use after implementing process controls and Lean practices. It helps you to see and understand the fine details after you have optimized your process."
- David Gilbert, General Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
"I previously worked for a company in Terre Haute, IN which closed July 2010. Prior to the closing, Purdue TAP-MEP was offering public workshops in the Terre Haute area so I attended the 5S/Workplace Organization, Culture/Change Management and FMEA/SPC Overview to put on my resume.
"I recently accepted a position with a new company September 2010. This is a great opportunity. One of the things mentioned was my impressive resume. I was able to let them know that even though my previous company was closing I still wanted to development myself and receive any training available. The new job I applied for was revised to better match my skill set, education and experience, thus resulting in more pay. I believe attending these classes proved my eagerness to learn and helped me as a candidate."
-Lori J Brenner, Plainfield, IN