WVU Industrial Extension Events

To learn more about upcoming WVU Industrial Extension and WVMEP events, open enrollment classes, and workshops, you can browse our e-store, or review the current events below.

Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

October 23-25, 2018 | Martinsburg, WV

Holiday Inn Martinsburg
301 Foxcroft Ave.
Martinsburg, WV 25401

8:30am – 4:30pm


Registration Deadline:
October 5, 2018

Deedre Hayes

Jerry Biser

About This Workshop:
This 3-day Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement is being offered as a collaboration between WVU Industrial Extension/MEP and the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers.

Workshop Description:
This introductory 3-day course will give you a thorough understanding of Six Sigma and how to eliminate defects through fundamental process knowledge. You’ll be able to quantify the critical quality issues in a company and then apply statistics to provide probabilities of success and failure.

Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics and engineering to achieve tangible results. As a Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion Six Sigma implementation in your organization.

Participants must participate in all three days of the workshop and will take IISE’s Green Belt exam on the final afternoon. The exam is included in the course fee. Participants who pass the exam receive IISE’s Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate.

What You Will Learn:
• Design and develop Six Sigma projects
• Determine process capability
• Employ the DMAIC process
• Perform basic statistical analysis on process measurements
• Prepare root cause analysis
• Support and champion Six Sigma implementation in your organization
• Explain the Six Sigma philosophy

Individuals who complete all of the course requirements, including final test, will receive the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers.

Additional Information:
Please bring a push button calculator.

Innovation Workshop: A Process for Success

November 1, 2018 | Fairmont, WV

Pierpont Community & Technical College
Advance Technology Center
500 Galliher Dr.
Fairmont WV 26554

8:30am – 12:00pm


Registration Deadline:
October 25, 2018


David Carrick

Dee Hayes

Why Innovation?
Whether it be identifying new products, or new processes, companies with a focus on innovation realize 50-100% more growth and profit over a three year period.

Product Innovation
The driving force behind this growth is a common thread between ideas, products, and markets. That thread is often a systematic approach to how companies not only define and evaluate good ideas and their market potential, but also the diversification of existing products and capabilities into new markets as well.

Process Innovation
Using a systematic approach to innovate internal processes and procedures is critical to the success of any company. This allows companies to maintain a competitive advantage over the competition by maintaining a stance as industry leaders, leaving the competition to try and keep up.

About this workshop
Whether you have a new product idea, need to reduce cost, decrease turnaround time, or are interested in ideas for growing your business, this workshop will introduce a systematic process for identifying, vetting, and launching successful ideas. Topics to be discussed include:
– Introduction to Innovation
– Identifying your vision for innovation activities
– Developing and defining good ideas
– Understanding potential threats to the success of an idea
– Calculating the potential financial impacts of ideas
– Choosing the right market for your ideas
– Finding a balance between new ideas and existing products

Lunch & Learn:  What Every Supervisor Needs to Know About Noise & Hearing Conservation

December 5, 2018 | Wheeling, WV

Cabela’s – Wheeling
One Cabela Dr.
Triadelphia, WV 26059

11:30am – 1:30pm

Lunch will be provided

Registration Deadline:
November 30, 2018

Deedre Hayes

John A. Frazer, Ph.D., CSP

According to OSHA, 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Last year, U.S. business paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise.

While it’s impossible to put a number to the human toll of hearing loss, an estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers’ compensation for hearing loss disability.

This lunch and learn seminar will help safety professionals and supervisors improve their workplace hearing conservation programs with practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and the latest technology.

Attendees will enjoy lunch during the seminar.

This lunch and learn workshop will cover the:
– Basics of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
– Key elements of an effective hearing conservation program
– Impending changes to the noise reduction rating (NRR) and how it impacts participants’ hearing conservation programs
– Employee motivation and training techniques / resources