Featured Event

Compete Smart Manufacturing Conference 2016

Compete Smart is our bi-annual conference that will be held at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort October 5th-7th of 2016.  Click on the link to learn more and register. 

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 Field Engineer 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.


HACCP and PCQI Classes

PCQI- Preventative Controls Qualified Individual

Closed, Contact the MMEC for future classes

HACCP- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

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Leadership and Innovation Seminar

Learn and understand how leadership and innovation skills can be applied to yourself and your business to increase profitability and sustainability. We will uncover the most effective practices to lead "up" to your boss, "across" to other co-workers and "down" to any in your department or area of responsibility. We will identify and develop innovation skills, create new ideas for products and processes, explore the “Plan Do Study Act” cycle, and develop an action plan for moving forward.

        Closed, Contact the MMEC for future classes

ISO Internal Quality Auditor Training

Three-day Internal Quality Auditor course

Bozeman, September 13-15, 2016  

SME Lean Bronze Certification

This 10-week class will take place every Wednesday starting October 17th-December 21st in Bozeman. Help your company build internal lean capacity for more success while you develop added career milestones with a LEAN Bronze Certificate.


Contact Alistair Stewart for more details

Training - A "LEAP" You Need to Make!

This is the place where Montana Manufacturers get information about the tools and knowledge to help their companies Learn, Evolve, Act, and Profit (LEAP) in today's competitive manufacturing and business environment. Also check out sources of training grants that might be helpful as you grow your business: Worker Training assistance. 

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:

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General Questions

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