Minitab Adds New Capabilities to Quality Trainer Statistics E-Learning Course

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Minitab's online course helps users acquire and keep statistical knowledge.

Quality Trainer is an e-learning course focused on statistics for Six Sigma and data analysis with Minitab Statistical Software.

Quality Trainer is an e-learning course focused on statistics for Six Sigma and data analysis with Minitab Statistical Software.

Anyone can benefit from this opportunity to boost their statistical know-how and learn at their own pace. And with subscriptions starting at just $30 US per month, it's an extremely affordable way to develop your skills.

Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement, has added a new feature to its Quality Trainer online statistics course.

Quality Trainer is an e-learning course focused on statistics for Six Sigma and data analysis with Minitab Statistical Software. It’s been enthusiastically adopted by companies including Caterpillar, Cummins, Baxter Healthcare, the U.S. Postal Service, Wal-Mart and many more.

Quality Trainer now gives companies the ability to organize their subscribers into groups so they can easily manage their employees’ progress. Subscription coordinators can create and name groups, assign users to those groups, and track subscribers' progress as part of that group. Coordinators also can filter or sort by group and create, manage or delete groups as needed.

"Statistics and data analysis form the foundation of quality improvement methods in business and industry," says Michelle Paret, product marketing manager for Minitab. "The problem for quality-minded organizations is that not all employees understand statistics—and even those who have statistical training need to refresh their knowledge regularly."

That's where Quality Trainer comes in. This comprehensive, Web-based course prepares professionals for quality improvement training courses and serves as an ongoing resource. An animated tour of the course is available at http://www.minitab.com/theater/default.aspx?video=QualityTrainerTour.

“Anyone can benefit from this opportunity to boost their statistical know-how and learn at their own pace,” says Paret. “And with subscriptions starting at just $30 US per month, it's an extremely affordable way to develop your skills.”

Quality Trainer’s engaging, Web-based design makes difficult statistical concepts easy to grasp and gives professionals convenient access to an ongoing resource for their projects. Using narration, animation, and other multimedia, Quality Trainer teaches subscribers how to apply statistics and make the most effective use of their data.

The course delivers nine chapters of material covering basic graphical analysis and statistical inference, as well as more advanced techniques like process capability, analysis of variance and design of experiments.

“Quality Trainer lets you learn how to use these methods to solve real-world quality improvement challenges, and then practice your new skills immediately through hands-on exercises and interactive quizzes,” says Paret.

Companies are finding Quality Trainer gives employees a great way to review and brush up on statistical techniques they may not have applied recently. “I frequently travel for business so the fact that it is an on-line course allowed me to take lessons at my convenience," says Kevin O'Malley, director of composition processes for Bowne & Co., Inc. "The realistic examples used in each lesson illustrated how to apply the theory while the follow up quizzes allowed me to check my comprehension as I progressed.”

For more information about Minitab’s quality improvement solutions, visit http://www.minitab.com.

About Minitab Inc.
Minitab Inc. is one of the world's leading developers of statistical analysis and process improvement software for academic and commercial users.

Minitab Statistical Software is the preferred data analysis tool for businesses of all sizes and is used in more than 80 countries by thousands of distinguished companies, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and the leading Six Sigma consultants. It has been used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative, and to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

Quality Companion by Minitab is the package professionals use to plan and execute Six Sigma projects in companies around the world, including Xerox, ITT Industries, Providence Health System, Nissan North America, and LexisNexis.

Quality Trainer by Minitab provides easy access to quality statistics expertise whenever you need it. This subscription-based online learning service lets you learn or refresh your knowledge anytime and helps you use Minitab to apply statistics properly. Interactive lessons based on real problems make concepts easy to retain.

Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia, and has additional representatives throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.minitab.com.

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