The following 2012 ASQ Certification Prep Courses Begin In August.
Deadline to submit application, resume and payment is July 30, 2012. Request the required application from the VMA office. (do NOT apply online at ASQ)
Funding is available through the Center for Business Excellence.
The Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) Understanding of quality tools and their uses and participates in improvement projects. A CQIA Candidate has 2 yrs. work experience in any field, or an Associate's degree.
Who needs this? ANY business employee you want to be involved in improvement programs or develop the mindset for improvement and growth. Who in your company doesn’t need this?
Perfect for the smaller business who doesn’t have dedicated roles for Quality or Lean. Great for a larger businesses to help develop a broad range of employees into a continuous improvement culture.
The Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) Evaluates process performance, conducts technical procedures, inspects products, measures key aspects, records data and prepares reports. A CQI candidate has 2yrs. work experience in a related field. The CQI has been newly updated by ASQ for 2012 to include the most recent techniques and methods!
Who needs this? Front line manufacturing personnel responsible for key measurements and process metrics. Learn how to gain accuracy and effectiveness in process performance using standardized methods.
The Certified Quality Auditor(CQA) Analyzes all elements of a quality system and judges its degree of adherence to the criteria of industrial management. A CQA candidate has 8 yrs. work experience in a related field, including 3 yrs. in a decision making role.
Who needs this? ANY employee who needs to contribute to assessments on how well the business is running, either formally or informally. Learn the methods to impartially and objectively assess the real state of any process in your business.
What are the Benefits of Certification? Professional certifications help improve the bottom line for organizations that effectively take advantage of the skills learned.
Encouraging employees to become certified
helps improve product and service quality,
customer satisfaction and retention, and aids in the recruitment and retention of employees.
Certification contributes to the organization's
bottom line by helping to boost sales and
Employing certified individuals promotes more predictable results in obtaining organizational goals.
Certification can also be used as a tool to differentiate those people who are knowledgeable from those who claim they are knowledgeable by just using the buzzwords.
Support of certification programs proves to your employees that you are serious about their professional development and contributes to retention and satisfaction while reducing long-term training costs.
Certification is a win-win for both employees and employers. Individuals enjoy both personal and professional benefits from being certified, and companies obtain the business rewards from the achievements that certified employees accomplish on the job.
About the Course:
Instructor: Tony Cafarchio, Director of Quality, Sparton Corporation, DeLeon Springs, FL..
Tony has over 18 years of manufacturing experience, the majority in Quality Mgmt, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB). He is a senior member of American Society for Quality (ASQ) as well as a Certified Quality Engineer. Tony holds degrees in Physics, Math, and Electrical Engineering.
16 hour class (3 core + 1 specific)
Time: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
Dates: Core classes: August 25, Sept. 8, Sept. 15. CQI Specific - Sept. 22; CQA Specific - Nov. 3; CQIA Specific - Nov. 10.
Location: Daytona Beach College, Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Bldg. 110, Rm. 249
Cost with exam: $650 VMA Member.
Includes instruction, reference books, and registration fee for the Exam. (VMA will register everyone for Exam so all can receive the ASQ member price)
Cost without Exam: Option for those interested in the professional training program only.
$500 VMA Member
Funding Assistance: Center for Business
Excellence may be able to pay for a
percentage of the cost. Match is based on
wages of attendees. Call Ted Young at
Registration Deadline is July 30, 2012
Send check, company name; contact name; phone number; e-mail; names of attendees with full applications (call VMA office for required application) and resumes (for test registration) to:
Volusia Manufacturers Association
3 Blockhouse Court, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
You can pay with credit card, call the VMA office.
CQI EXAM DATE: October 6, 2012 - Exam may be in Daytona if a large enough group - Location will be announced in class.
CQA & CQIA EXAM DATE: December 1, 2012
Exam location will be announced in class.
Additional information on these certifications can be found at www.ASQ.org.
Invest in your career and your future with a professional certification. Gain an advantage over your competition and increase your potential for a higher salary.
Manufacturers, add to your competencies with the kind of world class skills that REALLY matter to your bottom line…customer satisfaction…process efficiency….higher quality yields.
Call Jayne Fifer at 386.673.0505 or Tom Hayden, Teledyne, VMA MED Director, 386.236.0880 x 1315 with your questions.
MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE DIVISION
Focused on improving business efficiency and effectiveness through optimization of manufacturing execution processes. It is presenting this training opportunity as part of its 2012 program schedule.
Please go to www.VMA.online.com to see what else is planned.