SOURCE: Six Sigma Online

September 17, 2009 23:51 ET

While Company Training Budgets Come Down, Need for Six Sigma Training Goes Up

Six Sigma Online's CEO Craig Setter Comments on the Irony of Company Budget Cuts That Affect Employee Training

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) - In August 2009, the United States Unemployment rate rose to 9.7% -- the highest it has been in twenty-six years. Almost all American companies are currently feeling the pressure of the economy, and are cutting back anywhere they can, before laying off employees. "One of the first things to go is employee training budgets," states Craig Setter, President and CEO of Aveta Business Institute's Six Sigma Online. Six Sigma Online offers internet-based online training for various levels of Six Sigma Certification. According to Setter, for the first time in quite a while, Six Sigma Training has been down. "It's quite a shame, because this is the time in the economy where Six Sigma Training and Implementation could really make a difference in a company's bottom line," admits Setter.

The point of Six Sigma Implementation in a company, put simply, is to reduce costs, while making a better product. During tough economic times, people are more careful with their available monies; they look for better products and shop around for the best deal. If your product or service is optimized to the point where it is the best on the market, at the lowest price, you will undoubtedly be successful, even in times of economic downturn. Although the economy is down overall, there are still people out there willing to spend money on good products.

"At Six Sigma Online, we try to provide the best quality training possible at the best price, just as the tenets of Six Sigma methodology aim toward," says Setter. Six Sigma Online has trained and certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and even Six Sigma Master Black Belts at some of the leading companies around the world. "We know times are tough for many people, not just in the United States, but around the world -- this is why we strive to make our training accessible and attainable to anyone willing to put forth the work and time to truly learn Six Sigma. There are many cost-effective benefits to our program; first, you can do it on your own time, you have an entire year to complete your program of choice, and if it takes you longer, no problem, all you have to do is simply email, requesting an extension. Second, the price you pay is all inclusive -- no hidden costs. Third -- you can do our training program from the comfort of your own home -- this cuts down on all of the many costs associated with traveling. Finally, we have one of the most competitive prices available for quality training," Setter explains.

The point is -- if you can manage to wiggle a little bit of Six Sigma Training into your company's current budget, the benefits will be well worth it. Not only in increased profits and the bottom line -- but also in a more motivated team-based environment for your employees. If you are unemployed, and can swing for a little bit of Lean Six Sigma Training, it may very well be the thing on your resume that will get you your next job. "We have students who contact us all the time," Setter continues, "thanking us for the training, and informing us that their Six Sigma training caused them to go from being unemployed to gainfully employed." Bottom line is: Six Sigma Training will always increase your bottom line.

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