Free trainings offered at Rockdale Workforce Center

Three unique sessions offer to Milam, surrounding citizens

Three free, unique training opportunities for busineses and residents of Milam and surrounding counties will be held in the coming weeks at the Rockdale Workforce Center.

A “Lean Office” seminar will be held from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the workforce center, 313 N. Main Street. There are just 20 seats available for this session that usually costs $500.

The “Lean Office” event will provide an overview to how lean principles can be applied in non-manufacturing settings. Participants will be challenged to “think lean” and use tools applicable to the office and service side of the business. This mixture of lecture and handson work will teach the fundamentals of workplace organization through 5S, waste elimination, value stream mapping, quality at the source, and more. Best of all, the principles and practices demonstrated can be applied immediately at your facility.

A “Training within Industry for Standardized Work” seminar will run from 8-10 a.m. April 8-12 at the Workforce Center. There are just 10 seats available for this session that normally costs $500.

The objective of Job Instruction is to help supervisors develop a well-trained workforce resulting in less scrap and rework, fewer accidents and less tool and equipment damage. Supervisors are taught how to effectively break down a job for instruction. The method emphasizes preparing the operator to learn, giving a proper demonstration, identifying the key points in the job, observing the operator perform trial runs, and tapering off coaching while continuing to follow-up.

From 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on April 8-12 at the Workforce Center, a 10-seat seminar on “Training within Industry Job Relations” will be offered. This is also a normal $500 per session, but all will be offered for free.

Job relations is specifically designed to help the first level supervisor with his/her responsibility for leading people by effectively and positively dealing with relationship problems between him/her and the employee, and preventing these problems from developing in the first place by maintaining positive employee relationships.

The sessions are facilitated by the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center. Sponsors are ALCOA, Temple College and Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.

Space is limited, so call or email today to register and reserve your seat 512-446-6440 ext. 7012 Cindy, or

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