Below are descriptions of just some of our training programs. If you have an interest in attending a program, click the catalog below to download the current training schedule, click here to see the schedule and register, or contact one of our Strategic Business Advisors to schedule a customized training for your company.

Lean Champion Certification

Participants gain hands-on training and one-on-one assignments that pertain to your manufacturing business. This program includes 4 sessions, presented once a week for 4 weeks focusing on the following topics: Principles of Lean, Value Stream Mapping, 5S & Key Performance Indicators, and Setup Reduction/Kaizen/Kanban. Principles of Lean and Value Stream Mapping can also be scheduled as a separate training.

Calibration & Using Measuring Equipment Workshop

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Through this workshop companies will save dollars by having internal resources trained in proper gauging and measuring techniques. Participants learn handling and storage of measuring devices, types of gauges, measurement traceability, and special topics as requested.

Root Cause Analysis

This training program reviews the process of root cause analysis, a disciplined approach to problem solving. The program is ideal for quality and process engineers, technicians, supervisors, team leaders, and process operators, or others who seek to improve their ability to solve recurring problems.

Advanced OSHA Compliance

Become educated on how to prepare your facility to successfully complete a regulatory inspection.  Employers incur millions of dollars in losses each year from employee injuries.  Learn how to tabulate injury impact to the bottom line, and establish an effective risk management program.

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor

During this 3-day training, participants learn how to conduct an internal audit, write the audit report, and take corrective action. Participants also learn foundational ISO 9001:2015 quality management system requirements, the auditing process, audit instruments and the documentation process.

IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor

By using a combination of lecture, discussion and auditing case studies, participants will develop skills for identifying non-conformance and promoting continuous improvement within their service or manufacturing organizations. Upon completion of this course, participants will have the ability to more effectively:

  • Utilize a working knowledge of the IATF 6949 Quality Management System in performing internal audits
  • Understand the registration process
  • Interpret the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • Discuss the basic principles of quality management

AS 9100 Internal Auditor

The focus of this course is to give participants the competency to perform audits in accordance to the requirements of the AS9100 (Rev D) standard requirements. For manufacturers within the aerospace industry, your internal auditors will gain the understanding of the AS9100 requirements; and how to prepare, conduct, report, and close-out an audit.


Employee Development

A number of topics are available for developing your employees, here are just a few:

  • Leadership/Supervisory Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Generational Diversity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Challenge
  • Coaching
  • Creating a Culture that Thrives
  • Communications Skills


Manufacturing Career Readiness

NWIRC’s Manufacturing Career Readiness Training serves as an extension of your company’s onboarding process – by providing employees basic career readiness, communication,
problem-solving skills, and motivation. The program is career-focused versus job-focused – with the ultimate goal of helping individuals successfully integrate into your company’s culture and become long-term, loyal employees. The training is also beneficial for employees who need to enhance their soft skills. The training includes a series of (4) weekly virtual 90-minute sessions
held via Zoom.


And many more, including customized training at onsite at your facility!