10,000 Supervisory Skills Graduates And Counting: MBA Training Programs Are An Investment In Your Future


“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” — Henry Ford

In a competitive business world, employee training isn’t something that an organization can ignore. And, as many employers can attest, training is a vital part of their company’s long-term investment and growth strategy.

Over the past 25 years, the Manufacturer & Business Association’s (MBA) Training Department has been the preferred resource for employers looking to invest in professional development training for their workforce. This year, in fact, the MBA’s regionally recognized Certified Supervisory Skills Series celebrated its 10,000th graduate — a number that continues to rise each year as companies seek ways to prepare their workers for supervisory roles that can impact their operation and the bottom line. These graduates represent member companies throughout northwest Pennsylvania and have taken classes at any one of the MBA’s 15 regional training locations, including the MBA Conference Center in Erie, or onsite.

Patty Welther, manager of Member Engagement at the MBA, describes the MBA’s five-part Supervisory Skills Series as an excellent program for companies looking to improve or develop additional competency in their employees that will help them increase performance and productivity. “Whether they are on the job or starting a supervisory role for the first time, we cover the soft skills that employers are looking for to help develop their employees to bring them to the next level and to help the company grow and be successful,” she says.

For many MBA member companies, the Association’s series programs, such as Supervisory Skills, hit on many of the main points and training aspects that employers want, especially for companies looking to train the next generation.

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