I was one of the first to enroll in and complete the Engineering-LAS Online Learning MTM-1 Certification program with Iowa State University. The program exceeded my expectations. The instructor was a highly-qualified subject matter expert who helped me thoroughly understand the material and achieve certification. As an individual with the responsibility of establishing work standards for a large multinational corporation, the training was instrumental for me in developing global work standards efficiently and effectively.
Sr. Industrial Engineer
General Motors Company
Iowa State University’s MTM-1 Base course helped me to understand a more professional way to develop manufacturing processes. This course has benefited me because it gave my employer the security that I’m familiarized with the MTM concept. It has also benefited my company because as an assembly plant producing in sequence (JIS) we have to be sure that our capability is above the customer capacity, and this course help me better understand some concepts to be able to do this more efficiently. Currently I’m training to become a Lean Green Belt Instructor and I must improve one of our processes and I’ll do this by using MTM as evidence of the feasibility of the project. I think this course is a good start for any engineer or professional involved in manufacturing process improvement.
Through Iowa State University’s MTM-UAS course, I learned to assess the elements of doing industrial work in a standardized method accepted and understood in the industry. Now that I am certified to generate standard work documentation used in the manufacturing of automobiles, I can use these skills within my occupation, and I have more value in the marketplace and to my employer. The MTM-UAS standard work codes are something I will utilize within my work place. These codes indicate areas for cost saving in that it is easier to spot such an area solely by seeing its code as a high cost code. These codes can be assessed quickly for savings as a lower cost code without much time studying, so it’s a quick method to see cost saving opportunities.
Volkswagen Group of America
Fundamental Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering
Iowa State University’s Fundamental Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering course was very informative. It was presented in a very holistic manner that fostered learning and understanding. The information I learned will be utilize within my occupation because I function within the estimating field, and participate in other projects where the material is usable. I intend to utilize the skills learned to help restructure and develop some policies and other guidelines for our estimating department. After this course, I am now able to join and appreciate the estimating and project management sides within a project, and utilize the appropriate terminologies for various aspects for each stage of a project. I intend on becoming certified as a cost professional which will in turn benefit my organization. This course has put me one step closer to my goal.