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.


Exit Planning Capstone Workshop "Be in the Twelve"

Learn what it takes to achieve a successful exit from the business that is the culmination of your life’s work. Join Sean Hutchinson, CEO of Strategic Value Advisors, Alistair Stewart, Senior Business Advisor at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, and Rocky Mountain Bank for a series of three Webinars and a 1/2 -day Capstone Workshop to arm yourself with actionable insights and a game plan to maximize value and “Be in The Twelve”

Register here

Drug and Alcohol: Reasonable Suspicion Certification for Supervisors

State and Federal regulations require that supervisors of employees subjected to reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing attend a total of two hours of training on alcohol abuse and controlled substance use. The training will assist supervisors in determining whether reasonable suspicion exists to require an employee to undergo testing. The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.

  • Learn how to identify the signs, symptoms and effects of alcohol or controlled substance use. 
  • Learn how to approach an employee and initiate reasonable suspicion testing.
  • Learn proper documentation techniques. 
  • Tips on how to deal with difficult situations.

AE Members: $65 Non Members $90

Tuesday October 25 9 AM-11:30 AM Bozeman, MT at the GranTree Inn

Leadership Lunch and Learn: MARKETING

B2B Marketing Headwinds: Conquering For Profit

Join us for lunch, learning and peer networking!

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.

Contact Alistair Stewart for more details

Lean 101: LEGO

There is the option of just attending the first day of the LEAN class (the LEGO day). $295 each, or $275 each for 3 or more of the same company. Register below! 

This fun, engaging 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 Bill Nicholson for more details

HACCP and PCQI Classes

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 

Contact Claude Smith 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 by email or by phone (406) 994-3812