Lean Six Sigma Training – Phoenix 200

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Start Date

March 10, 2022 08:30 am

End Date

April 28, 2022 12:30 pm




Phoenix Partnership at Polaris MEP


USDFunded by Real Jobs RI

In this fully-funded lean six sigma training, take a deeper dive into the tools that can help Rhode Island manufacturing companies improve, grow, and thrive.

The Phoenix Partnership at Polaris MEP is an employer-driven training program in Lean Manufacturing and critical skills necessary for manufacturing employees.

Throughout level 100 courses and/or “one day Lean” training, students have learned and applied lean and six sigma methodologies, including 5S, SOP and quality tools. In this level 200 series, we will take a deeper dive into the lean six sigma tools. We will explore and apply several brainstorming and problem-solving techniques help you move from squashing issues to solving them.

This VIRTUAL level 200 is comprised of 4-hour classes held once per week for 7 weeks (+1 additional week if necessary). The series features interactive exercises to build skills for practical application.

Who Should Attend

The Phoenix Partnership provides three tiers of manufacturing training designed to help prepare newly hired and incumbent manufacturing workers to meet the demands of their workplace and to advance within their companies. Training is funded through grants from the RI Department of Labor & Training.

Participants do not need to be RI residents but must be employed in RI.

Why Enroll

Students/employees receive college credits for completed courses at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT). You also will enjoy peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Rhode Island manufacturers benefit from decreased turnover and increased productivity — upskilling employees at no cost!

What to Expect

Each weekly session runs from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Click here for the current schedule.


  • Framework for Manufacturing I
  • Framework for Manufacturing II
  • Excel
  • Problem Solving Tools and Methodologies
  • Intro to Process Improvement Methods I
  • Intro to Process Improvement Methods II
  • People Management/ Teamwork
  • Presentations/ Communication

Students will earn a certificate and course credit.

Cost: FREE. Funded by Real Jobs RI after enrollment complete.

After clicking “Sign Me Up,” below, you will receive instructions on how to complete your enrollment in the state’s highly-secure training portal. 

About the Instructor

Workforce Project Manager Annie Unger joined Polaris MEP after more than a decade of technical educational experience at the New England Institute of Technology, designing courses such as Metrology, Quality & Manufacturing Planning and instructing workforce training curriculum. A popular Lean and Six Sigma professor, she excels at teaching process improvement methods and ensuring tools are applied successfully.

Polaris MEP is committed to offering the best business improvement programs to Rhode Island Manufacturers.

In order to achieve that goal and to justify continued U.S. Department of Commerce funding for these services, participants are asked to provide impact data and assessment. You’ll be asked for feedback through a short online survey within 1-3 days of this program and possibly again through an impartial third-party survey firm, 6-12 months after the course ends.

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