Today 25th May 2011, the government announced the introduction of a new €20m multi-annual higher education fund. The fund, entitled Springboard, is designed to provide education and training opportunities for the unemployed.
Phase 1 totalling an investment of €5m, has just been launched and SQT is one of the Training Providers chosen to offer specific training under this fund.
The primary objective of Springboard is to help unemployed people to remain as close as possible to the labour market by accessing part-time, flexible higher education and training opportunities, to up-skill or re-skill in areas where sustainable employment opportunities may arise as the economy recovers.
There is a range of almost 200 different higher education training courses on offer, all free of charge to those who are 6 months or more unemployed (at date of course commencement). For specific acceptance criteria and to view the courses on offer, go to the Springboard website here.
SQT’s fully funded course is our popular Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course commencing in Dublin on 19th July. Six Sigma is a very successful methodology for productivity and continuous improvement which is being utilised by companies of all sizes in the Healthcare, Financial, Manufacturing and Service sectors in Ireland and beyond.
Our 5 day workshop (delivered over 2 months), will expose delegates to a set of very powerful problem solving tools and techniques resulting in a skill set, that will help delegates to successfully contribute to real process improvement and waste elimination projects in any work environment.
You will learn more about…
Understanding variation and waste, understanding Customer Requirements (VoC, SIPOC, CTQ), Process Mapping, Graphical Analysis using SigmaXL, Statistics of a process (Capability, Control, MSA), Cause and Effect Matrices, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (Predictive Risk Management), Creative thinking, Managing Change, Mistake Proofing, Process Control Plans and many more.
This new practical skill set, on top of an existing qualification or work experience, will help open new possibilities as, let’s face it, good problem solvers are needed today in EVERY industry.
So if you are thinking of re-training, don’t delay, as these 200 free training courses will all book up very fast. All bookings must be made via the Bluebrick website here.