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Is there such thing as a Lean Six Sigma Project for the Unemployed?
Is there such a thing as a Lean Six SigmaSix Sigma Definition: Six Sigma is a set of techniques and t... Learn More... Project for the Unemployed? In our public enrollment courses, we teach people who are gainfully employed and those between employment about the leanLEAN Definition LEAN is a production method aimed primarily ... Learn More... six sigmaSix Sigma Definition: Six Sigma is a set of techniques and t... Learn More... tools.
Those students that are between jobs usually have the same question: “How can I complete cost savings or six sigma project if I am unemployed?”
We teach Lean, and Six Sigma tools in classes all over the U.S. (as well as abroad) and a good number of the students that we teach are not from an organization. These students are unemployed and looking for a “resume booster.”
Most of them are somewhat fearful of making the investment in a Lean and/or Six Sigma certification because they cannot wrap their heads around how they are going to take on a cost savings project when they do not presently work for an organization.
There are many organizations struggling in the United States, especially now in the economic “downturn.” There are many small to mid size for profit organizations that presently do not have the means to hire a consultant. We ask our students if they know of any of these companies, and we always get a resounding “yes”.
We always tell them “what is the worst they can tell you when you offer a ‘Pro Bono’ Lean and/or Six Sigma project to help them improve?”
There are many non-profit organizations that are struggling to serve their communities because they do not have the talent to “streamline” processes. We ask our students if there is a food bank in their area; this is the perfect place for a project.
Another suggestion we often have as a source for potential projects are student’s local churches or other places of worship. What better organization to improve!
Remember, Lean and Six Sigma are not just for employees, but they are for anyone who can look at any processThere are many ways to organize your lean six sigma processe... systemically and see that it can be improved.
Can you think of a way that an individual “between jobs” can get Lean and Six Sigma Project experience to complete the requirements for a Lean and Six Sigma Green/Black Belt? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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I would like to do the six sigma training as i have 33yrs experience in the Pharma industry. I took a redundency package, but most companies now looking for this training.In Cork preferably please.
Patrick, Thank you for contacting us. We have many different solutions for training. You can take any of our public classes located in Major Cities in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and U.A.E. (https://sixsigmadsi.com/six-sigma-training/). We also have excellent Webinar programs if you want to certify from the comfort of your home or office (View examples here: https://sixsigmadsi.com/lean-six-sigma-live-virtual-classroom-training/). Contact me at 214-731-3176 or [email protected] and let’s have a discussion.