Classes Offered by the MMEC

Janice Fadden giving a presentation on Strategic Doing

Customized training programs, designed to meet your company's specific needs, are our specialty. 

Contact the MMEC Business Advisor in your area for more information. If MMEC doesn't offer the training you're looking for, we'll find someone who does. 

Is your company a member of the Montana Chamber or the Montana Manufacturing Association? Are you interested in a joint MMEC/Associated Employer training? If so, contact MMEC about discounted pricing.
 
Check our resource page to see possible programs available to help pay for these and other trainings.
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Word Cloud Lean Manufacturing

 

Principles and practices of quality system auditing will be enhanced with live system audits at a local manufacturing firm performed with experienced audit coaches.

Below are examples of Internal Quality Auditor trainings available: 

ISO 9001: As part of your management system, conformance to the ISO 9001:2015 standard helps meet customer expectations for quality, attracting new customers and retaining others in a wide variety of sectors. 

AS9100D: Provides students with a uniform interpretation of the standard requirements related to auditing of Aerospace Management Systems, and the examination evaluates participants as potential auditors. 

ISO 13485: This training has been designed to give you the necessary skills to perform internal audits on an organization's Quality Management Systems for Medical Devices and to contribute to their continual improvement. 

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Word Cloud Lean Manufacturing

 

 

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

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Healthy Food

 

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). See Upcoming Events Here. 

HACCP: A one-day workshop covers Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (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.

FSMA: This one-day introductory workshop provides an overview of the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and the regulatory rules that make up the new Food Safety Modernization Act. Appropriate for all individuals in the food industry as well as those who support the industry.

More information on Food Safety

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Food Manufacturing 101- Get Rich and Don't Go to Jail!!

Free Webinar!! Watch Here

Foot Steps on the floor

 

Strategic DoingTM is an agile process that enables communities to form action-oriented collaborations quickly, guide them toward measurable outcomes & make adjustments along the way. To date, MMEC has facilitated 5 workshops in 3 regions, engaging 30+ teams of leaders to drive change in multiple industry sectors, including photonics, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing. Many more regional and industry-focused workshops are in the works. Stay tuned!

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Watch a video developed by one of the collaborative teams about the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance

 
Men meeting over production best practices

 

In an age when innovation is no longer optional, Intense Innovation helps build your team's capacity to create new processes or products and offers a framework that can be used across any industry, within any department. 

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Contact the MMEC Home office at (406) 994-3812 or mmec@montana.edu for more details, to be placed on a waiting list for the next class, or to schedule a personalized class for your organization. 

Regional Collaboration

Manufacturing Excellence of Western MT

See lean in action through these 90- minute meetings 7/23 WMMP

WMMP Quarterly Meeting

Improve your talent pipeline and ideal job placement 7/26 WMMP

Automation/  Technology Collaboration

Discover 6 steps to implement automation within your organization.  7/18 WMMP

Partner Events

If MMEC doesn't offer the training you need, click on a link below for information on additional training programs offered by our partners.

Upcoming Events

Workplace Investigation Essentials

  • The workplace investigation; from conduting to completing.
  • 07/25 (12-1PM) Webinar Contact Here!!

Innovate Montana Symposium

  • Focused on early stage ventures getting to & growing their market. 
  • 08/09 Billings, MT More Here!!

Financial Planning & Optimizing Analysis

  • Keys to moving past results toward tomorrow's opportunities.
  • 08/22 Webnr More Here!!

Automation/Technology Expert Presents

  • Concepts and automations reladted to small manufacturers. 
  • 9/17 Missoula, MT More Here!!

WMMP Present a Leadership Training

  • Equip your supervisors and managers to become better leaders. 
  • 9/19 Missoula, MT More Here!!

BuildEx Calgary, Canada

  • Visit Alberta's largest tradeshow & conference as an exibitor or more.
  • 11/7-8 Calgary, Alberta More Here!!

Understanding GDPR webinar

  • Want to understand EU General Data Protection Regulations?
  • Recorded Webinar More Here!!

Cybersecurity Compliance for Procrastinators

  • A 30-minute webinar on everything you need to know about cybersecurity
  • Every Thursday More Here!!

 Ongoing Events

Associated Employers

Human Resources & Leadership Training

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Montana Safety Service Council

On-site & Online Safety Training

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Safety Fest Montana

Training on Specific Needs of the Region

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Cytellix

Online Cybersecurity Framework

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 More About MMEC Training


Business Advisor head shots with the text that reads "Click here to Ask the Expert"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 Administration 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.

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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