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Workforce Training

The Workforce and Economic Development Division (WEDD) helps your business, industry or organization successfully compete in the global economy by offering innovative workshops for employers and current workers in a variety of disciplines. These non-credit workshops are designed to improve capabilities through job-related training and professional growth opportunities. The workshops are open to everyone. For more information on any workshop:           

Register online through WebAdvisor.  Select Professional Development, then click on Professional Development again, then click on the course title. You may also register in person at the Kenosha, Racine, or Elkhorn campuses.

Lean Six Sigma Courses

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) program provides a flexible curriculum to fit around your work schedule and results-oriented training.

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of the Lean enterprise and the Six Sigma organizational structure.
  • The elements of Define and Measure in the DMAIC process.
  • Value stream mapping.
  • Using the Analyze, Improve, and Control elements of the DMAIC process to develop a future state.


5/13/2014 – 8/5/2014          8:00 am – noon           
Part A: 623-497-1ida,    Part B: 623-498-1idb

9/2/2014 – 11/25/2014        8:00 am – noon           
Part A: 623-497-2ida,    Part B: 623-498-2idb

9/8/2014 – 12/1/2014          5:30 pm – 9:30 pm       
Part A: 623-497-2id1,    Part B: 623-498-2id2  

​​Both Part A and Part B are required in succession for completion and certification of LSSGB.

SC Johnson iMET Center  - Room 403

Cost: $1,999 includes instruction, online courses, coaching, and materials.​

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt program is designed to take certified Green Belts to the Black Belt level.

Participants will learn to apply powerful problem solving tools and basic statistical techniques which will allow them to contribute to the success of their organizations.

9/2/2014 – 11/11/2014*    12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Course #: 623-817-2ida

*LSSGB to BB meets every other week.

SC Johnson iMET Center  - Room 403

Cost: $1,999 includes instruction, online courses, coaching and materials.

Microsoft Courses

Power Point 1 (103-420h-3ida) | 8 hours

Learn how to create presentations, rearrange and delete slides, use the formatting toolbar, set tabs, align text, work with objects, AutoShapes, text boxes, fill colors, WordArt, and other types of images. Learn how to create tables, apply a design template, work with slide masters, add headers and footers, use PowerPoint's built-in proofing tools, create links between presentations and save a presentation for Web delivery.

Fridays, April 25 & May 2, 8:00 am - Noon, Kim Sanderson,  SC Johnson iMET Center

Cost: $149 per session.

Excel Beginning (103-417c-3idk) | 8 hours

Learn how to enter and edit data, labels, and formulas, work with functions, format cells, print worksheets, create charts, and save a workbook as a Web page. Basic functions will be stressed.

Thursdays, May 1 & May 15, 8:00 am - Noon, Kim Sanderson,  SC Johnson iMET Center

Cost: $149 per session.

Excel Intermediate (103-432c-1ida) | 8 hours

Learn how to work with large worksheets, use 3-D formulas, customize Excel's toolbars and menus, apply special cell formatting, sort and filter lists, create combination charts and trend lines, use Excel's auditing features, and work with templates.

Thursdays, May 29 & June 5, 8:00 am - Noon, Kim Sanderson,  SC Johnson iMET Center

Cost: $149 per session.

Excel Advanced (103-466-1ida) | 8 hours

Learn how to create nested functions, export/import data, perform what-if analyses, use the Goal Seek and Solver utilities, record and run macros, and use Share Point services.

Thursdays, June 12 & June 26, 8:00 am – Noon, Kim Sanderson,  SC Johnson iMET Center

Cost: $149 per session.

APICS:Strategic Management of Resources (SMR) 

May 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22

SMR Fee: $395 Member / $445 Non-Member

Time: All class sessions are from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. 

Location: Gateway Technical College, SC Johnson iMET Center - Room 402

Register APICS:Strategic Management of Resources at

APICS: Detailed Scheduling and Planning - # 182-402a-3ida

Monday, April 28th, 2014   

Additional dates: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2 and 6/9. No class Memorial Day, 5/26

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: SC Johnson iMET Center, Sturtevant, Room 235 - Live

                          Gateway’s Elkhorn Campus, Room E229 North - Teleconference

Cost: $400 - Cost does not include required workbooks ($180 for non-APICS members and $115 for APICS members) which the student orders through

Register for APICS: Detailed Scheduling and Planning online through WebAdvisor: and select “Professional Development” 

Does your organization have a workforce training need that you did not see on the list?

We also offer Customized Training in the areas of Business, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Project Management, Software Training, Sales and Small Business Development that is specific to your organization which can be designed using actual work samples and examples delivered at your work site or at a Gateway campus.

Contact Lauri Howard the Director of Workforce Training at 262-564-2990 or email