BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Chautauqua County professionals will have
easier access to business improvement education thanks to a new
partnership between the University at Buffalo and SUNY Fredonia
This fall, UB TCIE will present a Certified Lean Professional
(CLP) course and a Three-Day ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor
training at the incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk.
Robert Fritzinger, the incubator's director, said the programs
will help benefit established and start-up companies in Chautauqua
"We have a group of entrepreneurs and small business operators,
and a core of large businesses, that have not been able to avail
themselves to this type of education and training locally," he
said. "With the incubator being the flagship economic development
project of SUNY Fredonia, this is an important outreach business
activity for us."
The 39-hour CLP course introduces participants to the Lean
business management strategies of saving money and reducing waste
by identifying unnecessary processes.
It runs from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 3-17, Oct. 31,
Nov. 7-14, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, Jan. 16 and Feb. 13. There is also a
Friday class, Oct. 26. Registration deadline is Sept. 19.
Auditor training course participants will learn about the ISO
9001:2008 standard, audit activities and techniques, the objective
gathering of evidence and expectations of third-party external
auditors in determining compliance. The course will run from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Oct. 23-25. Registration deadline is Oct. 9.
For more information on either course, contact Kerry Lynch at
716-645-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The incubator will continue to offer business development
programs with TCIE, Fritzinger said.
Opened in 2009, the incubator provides office space and business
development strategy to start-up technology companies. Seventeen of
its 31 space are occupied. For more information, visit: http://incubator.fredonia.edu
or call 716-680-8840.
A program of UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
TCIE is Western New York's bridge to excellence by providing a
dynamic link between UB's expert resources and the region's
business community. TCIE's engineering solutions ignite innovation
and technological advancement, and its core focus on operational
excellence drives continuous improvement. For more information on
how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, visit: http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu
or call 716-645-8800.