Manufacturing Training

Polaris MEP delivers a wide variety of manufacturing training, helping RI companies reach their goals in the areas of operational excellence, workforce development, growth and innovation and more! On this page we’ve listed some of our most popular programs.

Click on the plus signs (+) to expand each section. (Or click here for a printable version!) Many manufacturing training programs can be delivered either online, on-site or in a hybrid format.

Programs provided by MEPs have been found to deliver a 13 to 1 return, on average.

Please fill out the contact form for more details or to discuss scheduling manufacturing training for your Rhode Island company.

Operational Excellence

Lean Manufacturing

Quality Management Systems

  • AS9100 Implementation Training
  • Benchmarking with the “House of Quality” (view related video)
  • Business Continuation Planning
  • Business Management System Development
  • Corrective and Preventative Action Training (CAPA)
  • GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) Training
  • GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) Certification Training;
  • Health & Safety Documentation Writing & Recordkeeping
  • IATF 16949 Implementation Training
  • Internal Auditor Training 
  • ITAR Training
  • Lean Six Sigma Root Cause Analysis Training
  • QMS Implementation Training
  • Quality Integration Leadership
  • Risk Analysis / Failure Modes & Effects Analysis
  • Safety Audit (would you be ready if OSHA arrives unexpectedly? view related video)
  • Safety Auditor Training
  • Safety Training – First Aid & CPR
  • Safety Training – OSHA


  • ISO 13485-2016 Implementation Training
  • ISO 14001-2015 Implementation Training
  • ISO 17025-2017 Implementation Training
  • ISO 19011-2018 Implementation Training
  • ISO 22000-2018 Implementation Training
  • ISO 45001-2018 Implementation Training
  • ISO 9001-2015 Implementation Training (Click here to read a case study)


Workforce Development & Technical Skills Training


Blueprint Reading

Business Skills Training

Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA; Tooling U; online, self-paced)

CNC Basics

Coaching – Move People Forward (DDI – Development Dimensions International; certificate course) 

Delegation: Engage and Empower People (DDI; certificate course)

Connect Through Conversation (DDI; certificate course)

Conscious Leadership

Driving Change (DDI; certificate course)

General Manufacturing Job Training (We Make RI), for unemployed / underemployed looking to launch careers in manufacturing

Inventory Management – “Build to Contract”

Inventory Management 101

Machining (Tooling U; online, self-paced)

Maintenance (Tooling U; online, self-paced)

Materials Handling Job Training (We Make RI), for unemployed / underemployed looking to launch careers in manufacturing

Resolving Workplace Conflict (DDI; certificate course)

Setting Goals & Reviewing Results (DDI; certificate course)

Shop Floor Math

Smart Manufacturing (Tooling U; online, self-paced)

Supervisory and Leadership training workshops from Development Dimensions International

Strategies for Leading Others (DDI; certificate course)


Growth & Innovation


Facility Planning

Automation Readiness

Information Technology

  • Cyber and Network Security Risk
  • Cyber Security Policy Mapping
  • ERP Migration Training
  • ERP Selection Training
  • Business Skills Training

Sales & Marketing


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I see training as critical to helping our business push into new markets. The team at Polaris MEP has been great to work with for many years. Their services such as Job Instruction and skills training help us stay competitive and grow.

Mary Jane Connell
Human Resources Manager, Colonial Mills