Classes Offered by the MMEC

If MMEC doesn't offer the training you are looking for, as a service to you, we will find someone to provide the training you need. Contact the MMEC Business Advisor in your area if you are interested in having MMEC design a customized training program for your company. 

Special 10% Discount per person when company is member of the Montana Chamber/MT Manufacturing Council or when you take advantage of joint MMEC/Associated Employer training or projects.  Contact MMEC for more details.


Be In the Five Exit Planning for Business Owners

Learn what to do now to prepare for a successful exit from your life's work.  This program includes 4 online trainings and a half-day capstone workshop.  

  • Billings - May 15
  • Bozeman - May 16
  • Kalispell - May 18

Contact Alistair Stewart for more details.

Quality Auditor Training

Gain a solid understanding of the AS9100D:2016 Standard in this 3-day hands-on Internal Quality Auditor training.

  • Dates TBA

Learn about the changes in the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard in this 3-day Internal Quality Auditor training.

  • Dates TBA

Contact Alistair Stewart or Dave Allard for more details or to schedule a class

SME Lean Bronze Certification

Help your company build internal lean capacity for more success while you develop added career milestones with a LEAN Bronze Certificate.

  • Next Bozeman Class: Starts September 21 (registration link coming soon)

Contact the MMEC Home Office at 406-994-3812 or for more details

Lean 101: LEGO

This fun, engaging one-day workshop utilizes LEGO airplanes to demonstrate the power of applying concepts and principles to your production operation. The class is a mix of Lean education and live simulation. 

Contact the MMEC Home Office at 406-994-3812 or for more details or to be placed on a list to be contacted when the next class is scheduled.

Food Safety

PCQI: This is a three-day class that can only be taught by certified Preventive Controls Lead Trainers. Successful completion of the class certifies the graduate as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).

Download PCQI Flyer for more information

HACCP: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point A one day workshop covers HACCP history and all 12 steps of the codex alimentarius, Prerequisite Plans, SOP's, hazard identification, Critical Control Points, and other critical elements of your HACCP Plan.

Download the HAACP Flyer for more information 

  • Next class dates and location TBA

Contact Claude Smith for more details, to be placed on a waiting list for the next class, or to schedule a personalized class for your organization


Montana Grant Programs

GOOD NEWS! The IWT Program through the Montana Department of Labor (DOL) has been renewed in the recent Legislative Session. Fund will be available soon. IWT makes available up to $2000 each for training of full-time employees and up to $1000 for part-time employees for companies with 20 or fewer employees. If you are a Montana company that has been in business for more than 1 year, contact your local MMEC Field Engineer for more information about applying for training programs for your staff. Or you may contact your local Montana Job Service, SBDC representative or the Montana Department of Commerce local BEAR team about how to apply. After completing forms that are provided, they must be submitted to and reviewed by your BEAR, SBDC or MMEC team before they go to Montana Department of Labor.

The Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant program is a state-funded program that provides grant funds to businesses for training of new full-time and part-time jobs.Click the heading for guidelines and other pertinent information.

More About MMEC Training

Lean Progression

MMEC can customize training for you and your workforce. These can be conducted on-site to enhance the results of a broader project or may be offered in public sessions across Montana. While we are well-known for our Lean and Internal Quality Auditor workshops, we do so much more. And we've added to our arsenal with Strategic Growth Planning: (1H2P) and customized Leadership training and a new Lean for Office and Adminstration that uses today's technology! We can customize other training to augment your growth plans and continuous improvements. We also assist in finding additional training resources to fit your needs.

As part of our signature LEAN training, here's how we can lead you through a progression of training and specific projects that result in continuous improvement and an effective Lean culture:

MMEC periodically announces scheduled events through our e-newsletter and event notifications. Learn more...

General Questions

If you have any general questions or concerns related to this or other MMEC training, please contact MMEC by email or by phone (406) 994-3812