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Johnson College in Partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and KANE Logistics to Offer Pre-Employment Transition Program

Johnson College in Partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and KANE Logistics to Offer Pre-Employment Transition Program

Johnson College, in conjunction with The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and KANE Logistics will be offering a Pre-Employment Transition Service (Pre-ETS) Program to qualifying students attending local member school districts, starting August 2021. OVR is a state & federally funded agency that assists people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, maintain or advance in employment. OVR offers several Pre-ETS programs, including paid work experience transition opportunities for youth with disabilities, who have a post-secondary goal of employment. This gives students the opportunity to prepare for competitive employment. This program will prepare students to become entry-level warehouse associates, with a fundamental understanding of the supply chain. For more information about this program contact Dr. Kellyn Williams, Johnson College’s Chief Academic Officer at 570-702-8940 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due to the pandemic, classes for this 6-month certificate program will be held online. If federal and state guidelines are updated, classes will be held on the Johnson College campus on Main Avenue in Scranton, PA and at KANE Logistics located in the Stauffer Industrial Park in Scranton, PA.

Students will gain an understanding of the physical and technological process, along with the safety considerations of warehouse/distribution operations. Additionally, students will learn about facility configuration, storage and handling techniques, picking and shipping processes, customer service expectations, and the overall role distribution operations plays in the supply chain. Students will earn college credit, an OSHA certification and a forklift certification. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to be potentially hired by KANE Logistics.

Johnson College provides real-world, hands-on learning in a caring environment and prepares graduates to enter into or advance in their careers. Johnson College degrees become essential careers. Johnson College was founded in 1912, and is the region’s premier technical college, offering associate degrees in 15 programs and 3 academic certificates. An emphasis on hands-on instruction is supported by a low student-to-teacher ratio. Located in Scranton on a 44-acre campus, the College is an accredited, private, non-profit, co-educational institution with a strong tradition of working with regional business and industry to ensure a skilled and qualified workforce. For additional information on Johnson College, please call 1-800-2-WE-WORK, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit Johnson.edu.

 

MAEA Offers Lead Worker 2 Day Certificate Training

MAEA Offers Lead Worker 2 Day Certificate Training
Day One Course Content:
• Identifying four distinct leadership styles
• Defining your authority and empowerment
• Basic worker motivation and how to use it
• The power of effective communication
• The impact of active listening
• Training others to become the experts
Day Two Course Content:
• Appropriate assertiveness to influence others
• Personality assessment
• How to delegate effectively
• How to give positive praise
• Performance improvement through coaching
• Conflict resolution tips
Who Should Attend: Employees who have been assigned responsibilities including directing, leading, training, monitoring, evaluating or communicating regarding the work of peers or team members will benefit.
Dates & Location: February 17 & 24, 2021. 9am-4pm. The MAEA Office in Pottsville.
To register or for additional information, please call 570-622-0992 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MAEA Offers NEW Improving Relations and Motivational Strategies for Managers and Supervisors Training

MAEA Offers NEW Improving Relations and Motivational Strategies for Managers and Supervisors Training.

This Class Will Take Place Virtually Via Zoom Over 2 Days - 1/27/21 and 2/3/21.
Course Content:
· Understanding different influencing styles
· The role of perceptions and expectations
· Persuasive language and phrasing
· Effective monitoring and interacting strategies
· Definition of motivation
· Creating a climate of motivation
· Motivational strategies
· Exercises and scenarios

To register or for additional information, please call 570-622-0992 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MAEA Invites you to attend the Executive Luzerne Virtual Roundtable

MAEA Invites you to attend the Executive Luzerne Virtual Roundtable
Topic: Tax Updates
What you will learn at this roundtable:
· Taxes: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
· 2020 Highlights
· Disaster Tax Relief
· Extension of Expiring Provisions
· Net Operating Loss Changes
· Qualified Improvement Property Changes
· Partnership Tax Capital Reporting Rules
· Should You Be Concerned About Tax Changes?
· Biden’s Plan
· Meals & Entertainment For 2021 & 2022
Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 11am-12:30 pm
Location: Virtual
Register: e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 570-622-0992

MAEA Process Improvement Training and Consulting Services

MAEA Process Improvement Training and Consulting Services
Benefits of This Service
MAEA is available to assist your company by providing process improvement training and consulting that will take your organization to the next level with effectiveness and efficiency strategies.
Services Available
• Intro to Lean Manufacturing
• Lean Manufacturing Strategies for Managers and Supervisors
• 5-S Including Safety (6-S)
• Root Cause Analysis
• SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)
• Kanban
• Value Stream Mapping
• Kaizen
• Internal Auditing
• Basics of Six Sigma
• Lean Office 5-S Including Safety (6-S)
• Lean Office Value Stream Mapping
• Supply Chain Management
• Procurement
• Effective Work Procedures and Instructions
• Goal Setting and Achievement Thinking
To register or for additional information, please call 570-622-0992 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..