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Jamestown Community College
Jamestown Community College’s Center for Continuing Education is collaborating with the University at Buffalo’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness to deliver skills-based certification programs to business and industry. The program is set to begin in early June. The Certified Lean Professional (CLP) and Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action (RCA) training programs were selected for the initial launch of the partnership. CLP is designed to target professionals whose roles require mid-level expertise in lean processes. RCA focuses on improving the problem-solving skills of all employee levels in any industry — from healthcare and finance to human services and manufacturing — by providing an understanding of the processes and techniques of root cause analysis and effective corrective action. Liesl Folks, dean of UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences said, “The collaboration struck between our two schools makes it easier for the region’s workforce to improve skills sought out by employers.” “The partnership forged with UB allows JCC to access the exceptional world renowned talents that UB TCIE has developed,” said John Sayegh, vice president of JCC’s Center for Continuing Education and the Cattaraugus County Campus. “Business and industry leaders in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties encouraged JCC to pursue this partnership,” added Sayegh. “The area workforce will be able to take advantage of the training at JCC’s locations in Dunkirk, Jamestown, and Olean.” Sayegh also indicated that additional training opportunities will be considered. Additional contact information and registration can be obtained by contacting JCC’s Jamestown Campus, 716.338.1005, Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, 716.376.7506, and North County Extension Center in Dunkirk, 716.363.6500 or through UB at 716.645.8840.