News Release

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Western Technical College’s Business and Industry Services is offering a 5S/Visual Workplace workshop to help manufacturing businesses streamline their processes. The training is offered as part of a Community-based Job Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Workshops will be held from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at several Western campuses throughout the coming months:

Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Lunda Center in La Crosse, 319 7th St. N.
Monday, Nov. 9 in Black River Falls, 808 Red Iron Rd.
Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Lunda Center in La Crosse, 319 7th St. N.
Thursday, Nov. 12 in Tomah, 120 East Milwaukee St.
Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Viroqua, 220 South Main St.

5S/Visual Workplace creates a work environment that is clean, well organized and efficient. It provides organizations with a rapid, visible achievement while preparing the workforce for other advanced improvement efforts. The workshop will demonstrate how to employ the 5S methods and implement visual workplace techniques in manufacturing operations.

This is the second seminar in the Lean Essentials Certificate series, though it can also be taken independently. For details on this and other seminars, visit To register, contact the Business and Industry Services Division at 608.785.9291or e-mail

For information on additional Western Technical College programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at