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    Kathy Butler
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    I am looking to apply to a position that requires SixSigma, which I do not have. I do understand about making a factory run better and getting projects done in a timely manner and coming in on price.

    But, after listening to a few videos this morning and reading the FAQ, I wind up with the impression, that this is not like a class that a person can just sign up for and take, that you have to be actually working at a post to be able to learn this strategy. This is confusing to me.
    How am I supposed to get this knowledge if I have been out of work for a number of years and am now getting back to work?
    I don’t have a position that I can use this information with right now (I am a part-time at Strayer U. in the LRC, and taking my MBA through the JWMI).
    Thank you for any help in this matter
    Kathy

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    Shelby Jarvis
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    Kathy,

    Great question.

    Six Sigma certification can be an asset to your career. Most programs are designed is a blended learning approach. This includes classroom, self study/reading, and project work under the guidance of a coach. It has been effective for decades and therefore a common approach. As challenging as this sounds, part of the reasoning is the desire to attract GB/BB internal to the organization as developmental roles and to leverage their business and product knowledge.

    A recent trend by various universities and organizations is to teach Six Sigma as a class (on-line and live). Depending upon the source you view, you will find various approaches and time requirements. Since you are looking to re-enter the job market, this may be the best option for you. Many Six Sigma purest have a bias against this approach as you do not have as strong a linkage to the coaching which you receive from the more traditional method.

    Considerations:
    1) If you are trained but little or no experience, represent as such. If you claim to be more that you are, it will show up in the interview. Also, many companies list six sigma as a requirement, but with an MBA, knowledgeable may be sufficient.
    * If this gets you a job and you really want to do projects, you will be able to find your way into the internal program.

    2) If you want experience: Charities and non-profit organizations can always use free help. If you want to try out your new skills, volunteer to fix someone’s problems for free. Ideas: Local community center, local high school, booster club, church, soup kitchen, etc.

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    #199296

    Arun sathish RS
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    once if we get the certificate we can solve the many problem because it is a common for the problem solving

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    #199297

    Chris Seider
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    @shelbyjarvis

    I think we should copy/paste our responses. It’s a common posting on here. :)

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    #199298

    Shelby Jarvis
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    @cseider

    I try to change it up a bit each time, but the answer stays the same. :c)

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    #199309

    Arun sathish RS
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    It is a Clear cut explanation from your side

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    #199347

    Martin K. Hutchison
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    If you are interested, do the ASQ SS Green Belt certification. Don’t represent yourself as an expert, but you will then be familiar with the processes and tools. It will take time as a team member before being able to lead a team.

    Meanwhile, do some studying on how to find the right things to put these tools to work on. SS is just a tool. Knowing everything about an impact wrench doesn’t make you a mechanic able to diagnose and fix cars. Books like Toyota Kata, The Goal are a good starting point. Many of us (a little bit) comfortable being called subject matter experts in LSS got started with The Goal early in our careers, in my case over 20 years ago while working on my Manufacturing Engineering degree.

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