What is Lean and why is it important to me?
Lean systems is a philosophy of continuously improving efficiency by eliminating waste. It started in manufacturing (specifically Toyota) and has spread all over the industrial, business, and health care arenas – and beyond.
Today, lean systems training is an advantage in the job market regardless of your field.
Why should I enroll?
Academic courses on this topic are limited – so the College of Engineering Lean Systems Program is offering a unique week-long non-academic certification course especially for UK students. It’s even scheduled to accommodate your academic schedule during summer break – the week after Spring semester ends and the week prior to the start of Fall semester. You will NOT receive any credit towards your degree, but you will receive a Lean Certification to add to your resume.
Because employers know it costs thousands of dollars to train workers in lean, they are looking for graduates who are already knowledgeable in lean systems.
And because the UK Lean Systems Program has had an active partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing since 1994, the curriculum offered uses the Toyota Production System as it’s benchmark. That’s why we call it True Lean™.
It’s about investing in yourself!
Here’s a chance to increase your capabilities and marketability at a low cost in an intensely concentrated course, plus a chance to offer prospective employers a lean skill level above most other graduates.
If you want to do an internship or co-op while you’re still a student, acquiring this certification will help you compete with others seeking those limited opportunities.
Finally – one of the major advantages of training with UK is that we follow through with our clients, developing a lean community or network. You will be added to our listserv. As you move forward with completing your degree and into your professional career, this access to our support will be another enhancement for your qualifications.
What does the Student Certification Course cover?
This course is designed to build your basic knowledge of true lean principles and practices, plus the most important lean tools.
It will be an intensive five full days of hands-on instructional strategy, focused on the specially designed lean cylinder factory laboratory where we regularly teach basic lean tools, standardization, collaborative problem solving, and continuous improvement.