ESF Introduces Its Competency-Based Training Process to Kohler
Beginning in 2006, ESF undertaken the following projects for Kohler:
Re-establishing Long-time Friendships
In 2006, Cathy Edwards, Human Resources Manager, Kohler's Global Faucets Division, invited ESF to conduct ESF's IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Workshop for a cadre of trainers at Sanomex, Kohler's vitreous plant near Monterrey, Mexico. Cathy Edwards has been an advocate of ESF's ProTrainer Processes for more than 25 years.
Dr. Mary Esseff with Angela Araujo & Salvador Gaza,
IDLS Workshop, Kohler-Sanimex, May 2006.
The Sanomex trainers were taught how to design, develop, & validate training programs for its vitreous plant that produces commodes, sinks, and tubs.
Dr. Peter Esseff with cadre of trainers at Kohler's vitreous plant near Monterrey, Mexico, May 2006
In September 2006, several modules were completed and piloted with the Supervisors and employees at the Sanomex plant. Much positive feedback was received for the process and modules developed by the staff.
"The training manuals project is really good, because it helps a lot to understand the process, and with this we can improve the quality of our products."
José Guadalupe Treviño Lozoya (Supervisor)
"In my opinion the project is very good and it does work. We need to continue our measurement efforts to understand its true impact.
"In my opinion it helps (the training manuals) because the information that it has is the first thing that the new hires should learn.
Leobardo Sauceda (Supervisor)
"The material is very helpful because it helps me to understand in a more clear way what the process is about.
"It helps me to learn how the process works and with this I can start casting with less doubts.
Juan Antonio Ramírez Aguirre (Caster #15335)
"The manual helped me to learn the process of bowl casting and all the information about security and cleaning that is required in the area.
"The manual helps new hires to know what they should do and clear some doubts they have.
Ausencio Torres Ochoa (Supervisor)
Plant-wide Effort to Develop a Curriculum to Upgrade the
In 2007, ESF contracted with Kohler to apply ESF's ProTrainer Processes to provide a structured, effective course of action at Kohler's subsidiary Canac Kitchens, Statesville, NC.
Kohler's Manufacturing Trainers Introduced to ESF's IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Process
ESF conducted an on-site training program for trainers from Kohler during the Canac Project to begin the Certification Process for conducting ESF's competency-based IDLS-ProTrainer 1 Workshop.