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The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) has released its SMT Processes and Lean Six Sigma Certification offerings for 2019. The SMTA Certification Program is unique as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.
SMTA Certification is intended for manufacturing and process engineers. Additionally, production, design, test and quality engineering personnel, as well as SMT assembly managers who want to confirm their current competence at a fundamental level of overall process technology should consider participating.
Upcoming SMT Processes Certification Course Dates and Locations:
- March 12-14, 2019 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
- March 19-21, 2019 (Dallas, Texas)
- September 24-26, 2019 (Rosemont, Illinois)
Online Lean Six Sigma Courses
SMTA partners with Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College to offer Online Lean Six Sigma Certification courses. These courses help corporations and other organizations with the goal to enhance employee performance and provide management training. Yellow, Green, and Black Belt courses are available, among others, with sessions scheduled throughout the year. Discounted rates are available. Participants should request a discount code when registering.
About SMTA – A Global Association Working at a Local Level
The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
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