Sierra College CACT Provides Practical Problem Solving Training in Sacramento on October 8 & 22 for the Continuous Improvement Network

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Northern California organizations can benefit from Practical Problem Solving training, being offered by the Continuous Improvement Network with Sierra College CACT on Oct 8 & 22 in Sacramento, as a foundational tool for those working towards becoming Lean businesses.

Sierra College CACT Trainer, Jes Vargas, will teach Practical Problem Solving in October for businesses working toward becoming Lean Enterprises.

The two-day course offered by CIN and Sierra College will introduce a variety of problem solving models that can be used to address workplace issues that are impeding efficiency.

Employees can learn Practical Problem Solving skills at the October 8 & 22 training conducted by Sierra College Center of Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) with the Continuous Improvement Network. The two-day course will be held at Rex Moore Electrical Contractors at 6001 Outfall Circle in Sacramento. The fee is $240 for CIN Members, $375 for Non-Members and $280 for Government. Go to the CIN website to register for this event.

For organizations that are applying Lean Principles to improve productivity, problem solving skills are essential, explained Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College. “Participants in this workshop will learn a proven and structured problem-solving approach,” said Pepper-Kittredge. “Attendees will become acquainted with problem-solving frameworks, tools and techniques, and explore their practical application to address both technical and recurring day-to-day problems.”

Through interactive sessions, workshop attendees will learn how to apply Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) as well as the Lean tool, A3 (background, problem statement, goal statement, root cause analysis, counter measures, effect confirmation and follow-up actions).

The goal of the training is to provide participants with the understanding of problem solving tools and ways to apply them to drive office improvements, explained Jes Vargas, Sierra College CACT Trainer. “The two-day course will introduce a variety of problem solving models so they can confidently select the ideal process to address workplace issues that are impeding efficiency,” said Vargas. “They will also learn how to ‘frame’ a problem to gain support and buy-in from others in the organization.”

About the Continuous Improvement Network
The Continuous Improvement Network(CIN) is an association of business leaders committed to learning and sharing continuous improvement methods. Founded in 2011 by Northern California employers, the CIN provides a gateway to new ideas, motivation and training. The organization offers tours, training and executive forums for companies implementing process improvement strategies.

About Sierra College CACT
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized employee training for organizations, manufacturers and technology businesses throughout Northern California. Additional information is available at or by contacting Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College at 916-660-7801 or training(at)

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