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Manufacturers look to Fox Valley Technical College for training and services to improve their efficiency and competitiveness. FVTC has a vast array of expertise to help with applied manufacturing projects and strategies targeted at improving productivity and strengthening the region's manufacturing economy.

Featured Seminars

3D Printer Training New

Hours: 2

Explore the 3D printer and be introduced to the FVTC Fab Lab. Create simple and fun projects using our easy-to-learn web-based software. Become certified to operate Fab Lab's 3D printer and register for our open lab and come make something!

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Build a Better Team by Design: Ski Activity New

Hours: 4

Learn important creative thinking skills while communicating, agreeing on procedures and accommodating one another as a team. Your team will learn to succeed while traveling on a set of skis.

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Electric Guitar Building

Hours: 30

Build a custom solid body electric guitar while applying science, math, design and manufacturing principles. Develop skills in design, basic math, physical science concepts, woodworking and basic electronics.

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Explore the Fab Lab Spotlight

Hours: 1.5

Tour the FVTC Fab Lab to grasp a better understanding of advanced technology and how it's impacting our world.

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Fab Lab Machine Training: A 4-Module Series New

Hours: 8

Explore the Fab Lab and learn about lab safety, operating procedures, material specifics and tools along with equipment demonstrations. Become certified to operate Fab Lab equipment and discover the 3D printer, laser engraver, ShopBot® and vinyl cutter. Then register for our open lab and come make something!

Seminar Series

  • 3D Printer Training
  • Laser Engraver Training
  • ShopBot Training
  • Vinyl Cutter Training
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Holiday Gift and Decoration Making Spotlight

Hours: 9

Design, cut and emboss designs on the laser engraver using laser-safe materials such as wood and acrylic. Leave with a customized item.

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Internal Auditing of Quality Systems

Hours: 7

Presents the new ISO standard and how to audit. Gain experience by applying principles using group exercises and demonstrate effective investigative audit techniques.

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Jewelry Making Using Laser Engraving and 3D Printing New

Hours: 12

Design, cut and emboss jewelry or pendants on the laser engraver using laser-safe materials such as wood, wool felt, leather and acrylic. Discover 3D printing and produce the latest manufacturing trends of jewelry and accessories. Leave with a customized item.

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Laser Engraver Training New

Hours: 2

Explore the Fab Lab and learn about the Xenetech XLT 36 x 24 laser engraver/cutter. Use materials such as acrylic, wood, glass and denim to create your designs. Become certified to operate the Fab Lab's laser engraver.

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Project Management

Hours: 8

Covers introduction to project management, project planning, project management tools and project debriefing. Explains the importance of project management for the current project team and fosters learning in the organization for future projects.

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ShopBot Training New

Hours: 2

Discover the ShopBot® and begin your journey of creating large artful masterpieces out of wood, acrylic and foam. Bring your ideas, designs, images or drawings and become certified to operate the Fab Lab's ShopBot®. Register for our open lab and come make something!

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Vinyl Cutter Training New

Hours: 2

Explore the Fab Lab and learn about the Roland GX-24 vinyl cutter. Use the vinyl cutter to create stickers for automobiles, home décor, labeling and signs. Become certified to operate the Fab Lab's vinyl cutter and register for our open lab and come make something!

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Lead-Safe Renovator Training

Hours: 8

Satisfies the training requirement to obtain EPA Renovator Certification. Topics covered include background information on lead, health effects of exposure to lead, regulations, worksite preparation, conducting interim control and non-abatement activities, worksite clean-up and disposal.

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Lean Enterprise Project Certificate: 5-Course Series

Hours: 90

Designed for employees at all levels of an organization who want to professionalize their lean skills and apply them to business and service functions. The certificate provides mentor-guided training that allows participants to test what they've learned while relying on an expert to help plan workplace improvements. The 5-course certificate incorporates two hours of one-on-one involvement with a lean instructor to assist with a workplace project.

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Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network

Hours: 4

Established as a forum where local companies looking to expand their reach can access relevant global information and training while networking with others to discuss issues related to international business.

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OSHA 10-Hour Voluntary Compliance General Industry

Hours: 10

Learn what it takes to be in compliance with the common General Industry OSHA Regulations. Receive an OSHA 10-hour card upon completion.

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OSHA Recordkeeping New

Hours: 2

The OSHA Recordkeeping Rule has been updated and includes new requirements effective January 1, 2015. Understand the new rules and be sure your organization is in compliance.

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OSHA, General Industry - 30 Hour

Hours: 30

Informs construction industry personnel of the administrative regulations and safety standards of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This course covers construction hazards and helps the participant implement a safety program to comply with OSHA regulations.

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Shop Managers' Supervision Series

Hours: 18

Improve your performance as a front-line supervisor or shop manager. Provides new and experienced supervisors the tools they need to motivate, communicate and direct their teams to meet organizational goals. These sessions are designed for all industries, including production, machine, maintenance and automotive shops.

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