News Release

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Western Technical College’s Business and Industry Services is offering a workshop on Value Stream Mapping to help 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 December:

Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Lunda Center in La Crosse, 319 7th St. N.
Thursday, Dec. 10 in Tomah, 120 East Milwaukee St.
Tuesday, Dec. 15 in Viroqua, 220 South Main St.

Value Stream Mapping is a Lean manufacturing technique used to analyze the flow of materials and information currently required to bring a product or service to a consumer. This method can be used to identify opportunities for improvement in lead time.

This is the third seminar in the Lean Essentials Certificate series, though it can also be taken independently. Cost of the seminar is covered by the CBJT grant, with the exception of a $30 fee for materials and refreshments. For details on this and other seminars, visit To register, contact the Business and Industry Services Division at 608.785.9291or e-mail