South Texas College’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing recently hosted a three-day training seminar for members of the leadership team for internationally acclaimed manufacturer, Regal Beloit. The company, which specializes in electrical and motion control products for several industries, recently opened manufacturing operations in McAllen.
“Because of our location in McAllen, we hoped to create great partnerships in the community,” said Fritz Hollenbach, vice president for learning for Regal Beloit’s Packard Learning Center. “We wanted to construct a training for some of the senior members of our team, plant managers, from across Mexico and the southern United States. We looked to STC because the college is conveniently located and has a proven track record of providing top-tier, customized training. It was a good fit.”
During the course of the three days, STC’s IAM team provided support for the trainings which focused on a variety of issues pertaining to effective and efficient project management, including scheduling, cost management, quality management, risk management, human resources, communication, procurement and much more.
“Our goal was to facilitate the project management training and provide logistical support to the Regal Beloit team,” explained STC IAM Regional Manager Carlos Margo. “The more than 60 attendees participated in group lectures, small group activities and video presentations all aimed at helping them bolster their knowledge base. We really enjoyed partnering with Regal Beloit in this endeavor because customized training is what we do best.”
In addition to the trainings, participants were treated to a special dinner with Texas Workforce Commissioner Andres Alcantar, who thanked company executives for their decision to open operations in Texas.
“It was a delight to meet Commissioner Alcantar and hear first-hand how much our business means not only to this region, but the state as a whole,” continued Hollenbach. “All in all, I believe we were treated with first-class attention from STC and we look forward to possibly working together on training opportunities in the future.”
STC’s IAM, which is an affiliate of the North American Advanced Manufacturing and Research Education Initiative, facilitates customized trainings to meet the needs of businesses and industry in the area. For more information about customized training courses offered, contact South Texas College’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at 956-872-6197 or visit http://Manufacturing.SouthTexasCollege.Edu.