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|General Mills Training
General Mills employees are eligible to enroll for the following classes. Please make sure you have approval from your supervisor to attend class. Minimum number of students to run a class is 4, maximum number is 15.

Manufacturing Training


Maintenance Fundamentals
Date: 5/26, 5/28, 6/2, 6/4/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


Electrical components and circuits, tools & measuring instruments, fasteners, use of SI Metric system, mechanical fittings (tubing, pipe, hose and fittings), and taps, dies, drills as they are used in maintenance of equipment and systems. The course will take all of the individual technical areas of mechanical and electrical systems you will find on the equipment on your factory floor and study them in regards to maintenance of complete integrated systems. The course will help you improve your maintenance troubleshooting skills and give you a better overall understanding of how electrical and mechanical devices operate and how to troubleshoot and service them. The goal of this course is to take the information that is provided and use it to analyze problems, and troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical systems at your site. You will also learn how to reduce costly downtime through proper maintenance practices. This course will teach people to look beyond individual components and start to look at their equipment as complete systems.
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Reading Schematic Diagrams and Symbols Level 1
Date: 6/8, 6/10/21
Time: 7:00am – 11:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


An introductory course in reading schematic diagrams and symbols. The student will learn to read electrical, PLCs, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematic diagrams and their symbols. They will also learn how to layout a variety of schematics and learn about their function in industrial applications. Topics covered include reading electrical, PLCs, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematic diagrams and their symbols..

Mechanical Comprehension
Date: 6/9, 6/11, 6/16, 6/18/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


An introductory course in mechanical comprehension. The course will cover mechanical terms, systems of measurements, the six simple machines, their fundamentals and mechanical advantages.
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Reading Schematic Diagrams and Symbols Level 2
Date: 6/15, 6/17/21
Time: 7:00am – 11:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


This course is a continuation of Reading Schematic and Symbols I. The student will learn to read more detailed electrical, PLCs, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematic diagrams and their symbols. They will also learn about the function of advanced schematics and their symbols in industrial applications. Topics covered include reading advanced electrical, PLCs, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematic diagrams and their symbols.

Blue Print Reading Level 2
Date: 6/22, 6/24/21
Time: 7:00am – 11:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


The second course in blueprint reading. The student will continue to learn to read and sketch more advanced blueprints. Students will learn to read more advanced blueprints. Students will learn to take dimensions from working blueprints and make decisions about creating maintenance parts and identifying key dimensions on equipment. Students will also learn about piping diagram, electrical prints, hydraulic prints, pneumatics prints, and welding blueprints.

Millwright Fundamentals
Date: 6/23, 6/25, 6/30, 7/2/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


An introduction to millwright technology includes: A study of the technical areas and the skills a millwright needs knowledge of to perform in this field. An overview of the terminology and fundamental tools a millwright needs to know how to work with. Emphasis on safety in the application and performance of the accomplishment of these activities.

Math for Industry Level 1
Date: 6/29, 7/1, 7/6, 7/8/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


An introductory course in basic mathematics used in manufacturing. The course will cover addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of common numbers and fractions.

Hand and Power Tools Level 1
Date: 7/13, 7/15/21
Time: 7:00am – 11:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


This apprenticeship course is an introductory course on the identification and application of hand and power tools in the performance of maintenance skills today. The course will focus on tool selection, proper methods of usage, and safety precautions required

Maintenance Fundamentals
Date: 7/20, 7/22/21
Time: 7:00am – 11:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


Electrical components and circuits, tools & measuring instruments, fasteners, use of SI Metric system, mechanical fittings (tubing, pipe, hose and fittings), and taps, dies, drills as they are used in maintenance of equipment and systems. The course will take all of the individual technical areas of mechanical and electrical systems you will find on the equipment on your factory floor and study them in regards to maintenance of complete integrated systems. The course will help you improve your maintenance troubleshooting skills and give you a better overall understanding of how electrical and mechanical devices operate and how to troubleshoot and service them. The goal of this course is to take the information that is provided and use it to analyze problems, and troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical systems at your site. You will also learn how to reduce costly downtime through proper maintenance practices. This course will teach people to look beyond individual components and start to look at their equipment as complete systems.
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Lubrication Level 1
Date: 7/27, 7/29/21
Time: 7:00am – 11:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


An introductory course in the types and uses of lubricants in modern industry today. This course focuses on the cooling and sealing actions, corrosion prevention abilities as well as the classifications and functions of lubricants. Properties of oils such as viscosity, flash point, pour point and fire point will also be covered.

Lubrication Level 2
Date: 8/3, 8/5/21
Time: 7:00am – 11:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


The second course covering lubricants and lubrication in modern industry today. This course focuses on types of additives, boundary and bearing lubrication, multipurpose lubricants and mixed and full-film lubrication. Properties and oil bases of general and special purpose oils, will also be introduced.

Bearings
Date: 8/4, 8/6, 8/11, 8/13/21
Time: 7:00am – 11:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


An introductory course in the types and uses of bearings in modern industry today. This course focuses on identification of bearing types and their uses as well as proper installation and removal tools and techniques. The use of improper storage practices that can inadvertently contribute to premature bearing failure is discussed.

Computer Applications


Excel Advanced Pivot Tables
Date:5/26/21
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fee: $40

Course Description


You have created a basic pivot table, now let’s learn to take it up a few steps. In this interactive webinar we will dig deeper into calculations, report filter pages, connecting multiple tables to one slicer, percentages of totals, grouping, pivot charts and connecting to external data sources.

Excel Power Query
Date:6/16/21
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fee: $40

Course Description


Excel Power Query is a tool that helps you to query data from a data source to prepare it for use as information. The queried data can be used by Power Pivot, pivot tables and in a spreadsheet. Learn how to query databases and web sources in this webinar.

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams
Date:6/30/21
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fee: $40

Course Description


Learn how to schedule meetings, create functional teams and integration between Teams and the rest of Microsoft Office in this interactive webinar.

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|F.A.Q.
How do we arrange for training?
Training is now set up directly at the plant level. Our training coordinator will work with you to develop the ideal training solution. Topics can include computer applications, mechanical/maintenance and safety. You may sign up for public offered classes on this webpage.
How is training delivered?
For virtual classrooms we are able to use Skype for Business, GoToWebinar or Zoom. Arrangements can also be made for in person training.
How much does the training cost?
Computer application webinars are $35/person. Other training costs vary by topic and length. Contact our Training Coordinator for details.
How do we fund the training?
Training can be paid by PO. You will set up a PO in your system and we will invoice against that monthly.
What credit cards do you accept?
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
What if I get into class and it isn’t the right class for me?
Let the instructor know before/at the first break. You can then transfer your registration to another upcoming class.
Deadline to withdraw from the class?
Two business days prior to class start date. If you do not withdraw by the withdrawal date you may be charged for the class.
What if there are not enough students for the class to run?
Registrations will be confirmed 2 business days prior to class start date.
I want a class I don’t see offered
Contact Tami Norris, tnorris@northweststate.edu or 419-267-1497.

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