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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


Lubrication Level 2
Date: 2/17, 2/19, 2/24, 2/26/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


The second of four courses 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.

Lubrication Level 3
Date: 2/17, 2/19, 2/24, 2/26/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


The third of four courses covering lubricants and lubrication in modern industry today. This course focuses on: sources of oil and petroleum base lubricants; oil application systems; and grease thickeners and their purposes. A definition of coefficient of friction and how to calculate it will be covered.

Fasteners Level 1
Date: 3/17, 3/19/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


An introductory course of study of the hardware classed as fasteners. The course will cover thread designations, classifications, and specifications used with bolts and nuts and other hardware in industry today. Thread terminology for the seven thread forms and thread call-offs will be introduced.

Fasteners Level 2
Date: 3/24, 3/26, 3/31, 4/2/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


The second course of study of the hardware classed as fasteners. The course will include hardness, and torque classifications, and specifications used with standard and metric bolts and nuts and other hardware used in industry today.

Industrial Rigging Level 1
Date: 4/7, 4/9, 4/14, 4/16/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


A course covering the basic concepts of Industrial Rigging (lifting). The focus of this course will be on determining load balance, load weights, and proper rigging components and hardware attachments and their use for industrial lifting applications.

Industrial Rigging Level 2
Date: 4/21, 4/23, 4/28, 4/30/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


This is the second Industrial Rigging course. This course follows up the material presented in Industrial Rigging Level 1. Students will learn to identify the types of fiber wire and synthetic rigging rope used in rigging applications. Additional topics include the construction of fiber wire and synthetic rigging rope and how they are terminated. Correct types of knots that can safely be used in rigging will also be covered

Industrial Rigging Level 3
Date: 5/5, 5/7/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


This is the third course for Industrial Rigging. This course follows up the material provided in Industrial Rigging Level 1 and Industrial Rigging Level 2. Students will learn to identify the types of webbing used in rigging applications, understand the correct web sling construction. Other information about the correct way to use sling rigging and using round-tubular slings, and chains will be covered. Strengths and weaknesses of each method of rigging will be discussed.

Lifting Devices Level 1
Date: 5/12, 5/14, 5/19, 5/21/21
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am EASTERN
Fee: Contact CTS for details

Course Description


This course is the first course for Lifting Devices. It covers the basic science of lifting loads safely. Topics covered include the operation of a simple block and tackle, manually operated hoists, and power operated hoists. This course also covers safety inspections of lifting equipment and testing hoist motor brakes.

Computer Applications


Integrating Access and Excel
Date:5/5/21
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fee: Free

Course Description


How do Excel and Access work together? In this session you will learn how to pull and/or push data between the two programs. Linked tables, importing, exporting, queries and more will be covered!

Excel Pivot Tables
Date:5/19/21
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fee: $40

Course Description


Trying to find trends in raw data can be difficult. Learn to create pivot tables from your data in Excel. In this course we will create pivot tables and pivot charts from data in Excel as well as external data sources. Learn how to manipulate the information and modify the pivot table to answer your important questions.

Excel Advanced Pivot Tables
Date:3/3/21
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:3/17/21
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.

Getting Organized with OneNote and Outlook
Date:3/24/21
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fee: $40

Course Description


Microsoft Office OneNote lets you take, organize, find, and share notes on your desktop computer, laptop computer or Tablet. With OneNote, you can take quick or detailed notes in your own style, gather information from a number of sources and collect or record information wherever you are. Adding the power of Outlook will increase the capabilities of time management for you and your business.

Tableau Desktop
Date:4/7/21
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fee: $40

Course Description


Learn about the basics of Tableau for data analysis. Tableau includes live visual analytics and interactive dashboards to help you uncover hidden insights. In this you will learn how to connect to a data source, create filters and build a variety of data representations.

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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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