By: The Working Forest Staff
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing at the University of British Columbia will offer three Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC) On-line Management Skills Training courses beginning Sept. 14.
These non-academic courses are geared toward teaching wood product professionals how to understand and/or implement various management systems including production planning, quality control, and finance. The stated goal of each course “is to teach skills that can be immediately applied to the workplace.”
Candidates who could benefit from taking one of the courses include wood product entrepreneurs seeking ways to delegate responsibilities to focus on business growth; employees who need new skills to move into management or supervisory positions; and employees who need to understand specific functions within their company so that they can do their jobs more efficiently.
The three courses being offered this fall are part of a series of nine short online training courses developed by the WMC specifically for the wood products industry. The courses include case studies and other industry examples. Each of the modules requires 35 to 45 hours of study over a six- or eight-week period depending on the course. They include:
Sept 14–Nov. 9: Production Planning ($495)
Sept. 14–Oct, 26: Quality Management and Control ($445)
Sept. 14–Oct. 26: Business Finance ($445)