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VMEC offers new ‘Green Generalist Online’ training


first_imgThe Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has teamed up with Purdue University’s Technical Assistance Program to offer Green Generalist Online training, an interactive and educational online course that provides awareness of the key environmental issues facing companies and ways to redesign their business practices using environmentally friendly techniques. The Green Generalist Online workshop is appropriate for the entire workforce and all business sectors.Green Generalist Online has seven sections, seven tests, and three interactive simulations. It takes up to four hours to complete. The cost is $175 per person using a special ‘Discount Code’ available through the VMEC website.  A Green Generalist Certificate is also available from Purdue TAP upon course completion. Registration is possible through the VMEC website at www.vmec.org(link is external) or www.vmec.org/online-courses(link is external).According to VMEC Director and CEO Bob Zider, ‘Wherever possible, it’s important that manufacturers continue to reduce and manage their energy and raw material use, reduce waste by-products of production, and integrate environmental best practices into company operations and product development.  Investing in training, technologies, production methods and business processes that create resource and cost savings is essential to maximize competitive advantage and market share.’  The new Green Generalist Online training complements a full-day Principles of Green 101 workshop that VMEC introduced last year and is now periodically offered around Vermont.  At a reasonable cost, the shorter Green Generalist Online course developed by Purdue University provides students with flexibility to learn on their schedule and at their pace, with 24/7 accessibility from any computer location having internet access.  To learn more about the Green Generalist Online workshop, visit www.vmec.org(link is external) or call VMEC at 802-728-1432.  About VMECVMEC’s primary mission since 1995 has been “To improve manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s smaller manufacturers.” This is done through confidential consulting, one-on-one coaching and public/onsite workshops to help Vermont’s manufacturers increase their productivity, improve their manufacturing and business processes, reduce costs, identify and adopt innovative new growth strategies, and improve their competitiveness.   3.25.2011last_img

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