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.

Understanding Cybersecurity

August 21, 2018 | Beckley, WV

Location:
Holiday Inn
114 Dry Hill Road
Beckley, WV 25801

Time:
8:30 – 12:00pm

Cost:
$50.00/person

Registration Deadline:
August 17, 2018

Questions?
Michael Goddard
304.222-4025
[email protected]

Dee Hayes
304.376-3346
[email protected]

A cause for concern…
Cyber-attacks have quickly become a growing concern for companies of all sizes and industries. Our appetite for technology and being “connected” is quickly outgrowing our ability to protect it, leaving many vulnerable without even realizing it.

Cybersecurity Facts:
– Small & mid-sized businesses are attacked about 4,000 times a day, with manufacturing consistently being a top 5 target

– 60% of small companies are unable to sustain their business over 6 months after an attack

– $445 billion is lost annually to cybercrime and espionage across the entire world economy

– Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and NASA, require compliance to defined cybersecurity requirements

– The automotive industry will soon require compliance to defined cybersecurity requirements

How will this workshop help?
The primary speaker will for this workshop will be Pat Toth, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who was part of the team responsible for creating the NIST 800-171 cyber security standard. Pat will be available to answer your questions and address your Cyber concerns.

If you are like many businesses, you may not know what is expected, or even how to get started. Join the WVU Industrial Extension and the West Virginia MEP for an event focused on understanding cybersecurity and how to best protect your company’s information. Attendees will:
– Learn how to protect their employees and information from cyber-attacks

– Learn what is required to be compliant with current cybersecurity standards

– Learn about DFARS 252.204.7012 and NIST Special Publication 800-171

The Governor’s Energy Summit

October 9-11, 2018 | Roanoke, WV

Location:
Stonewall Resort
940 Resort Drive
Roanoke, WV 26447

Time:
TBD

Cost:
TBD

Registration Deadline:
TBD

Questions?
Bradley Harris
304.290-8463
[email protected]

Join the West Virginia Department of Commerce and the West Virginia Office of Energy as we bring together hundreds of industry, education and research leaders to discuss new and innovative ways to strengthen

The Mountain State’s energy industry and advance energy development across the country and the globe.

Learn more at www.energysummitwv.com

Understanding Cybersecurity

October 23, 2018 | Charleston, WV

Location:
Holiday Inn
400 2nd Ave SW
South Charleston, WV 25303

Time:
8:30 – 12:00pm

Cost:
$50.00/person

Registration Deadline:
October 19, 2018

Questions?
David Carrick
412.327.9119
[email protected]

Dee Hayes
304.376-3346
[email protected]

A cause for concern…
Cyber-attacks have quickly become a growing concern for companies of all sizes and industries. Our appetite for technology and being “connected” is quickly outgrowing our ability to protect it, leaving many vulnerable without even realizing it.

Cybersecurity Facts:
– Small & mid-sized businesses are attacked about 4,000 times a day, with manufacturing consistently being a top 5 target

– 60% of small companies are unable to sustain their business over 6 months after an attack

– $445 billion is lost annually to cybercrime and espionage across the entire world economy

– Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and NASA, require compliance to defined cybersecurity requirements

– The automotive industry will soon require compliance to defined cybersecurity requirements

How will this workshop help?
The primary speaker will for this workshop will be Dave Stieren, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who was part of the team responsible for creating the NIST 800-171 cyber security standard. Dave will be available to answer your questions and address your Cyber concerns.

If you are like many businesses, you may not know what is expected, or even how to get started. Join the WVU Industrial Extension and the West Virginia MEP for an event focused on understanding cybersecurity and how to best protect your company’s information. Attendees will:
– Learn how to protect their employees and information from cyber-attacks

– Learn what is required to be compliant with current cybersecurity standards

– Learn about DFARS 252.204.7012 and NIST Special Publication 800-171

Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

October 23-25, 2018 | Martinsburg, WV

Location:
Holiday Inn Martinsburg
301 Foxcroft Ave.
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Time:
8:30am – 4:30pm

Cost:
$1,545/person

Registration Deadline:
October 5, 2018

Questions?
Deedre Hayes
[email protected]
304-376-3346

Jerry Biser
[email protected]
304-290-8425

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

Certification:
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

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

Time:
8:30am – 12:00pm

Cost:
$75.00/person

Registration Deadline:
October 25, 2018

Questions?

David Carrick
412.327.9119
[email protected]

Dee Hayes
304.376-3346
[email protected]

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