Classes

    
   
FEATURED CLASS  

      April 29 - August 13  |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Wednesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
   Introduction to CNC Training (CNC Level 1)

      This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill and CNC lathe. Emphasis is placed upon
      developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in
      programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC lathe and mill. The course features a specialized curriculum with
      new part drawings.
     
     Member Pricing: $3,499.00
     Non-Member Pricing: $4,560.00

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March 4 |  8:00 am - 10:30 am  |  Wednesday |  TMA
Government Contracting 101

Learn the basics of government contracting to compete in the government-contracting marketplace. Topics include PTAC’s free bid lead/bid matching system, vendor registration at all governmental levels (SAM, IPG, etc.),  small business certifications and sub-contracting opportunities.
Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $70.00

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March 5 - March 19 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Thursday |  TMA
Tools for Front-Line Supervisors

Tools for Frontline Supervisors is a hands-on, forward-thinking, forward-doing learning experience that equips people-leaders with the capability and confidence to be more effective in leading themselves, leading others and leading the business.
Member Price: $600.00
Non-Member Price: $850.00

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March 5 & March 6 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Thursday & Friday |  TMA
Lean Overview for Leaders

This workshop focuses on establishing and integrating an effective internal auditing process and initiative, with a significant emphasis on understanding and utilizing practical auditing techniques. As part of this seminar, the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard will be reviewed and evaluated, in order to fully understand the impact of the requirements and how they will affect the internal audit process. It addresses interpreting the requirements and ensuring system compliance, as well as ensuring maximum value added to your organization.
Member Price: $750.00
Non-Member Price: $1,000.00

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March 5 & March 6 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Thursday & Friday |  TMA
Internal Auditing

This workshop focuses on establishing and integrating an effective internal auditing process and initiative, with a significant emphasis on understanding and utilizing practical auditing techniques. As part of this seminar, the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard will be reviewed and evaluated, in order to fully understand the impact of the requirements and how they will affect the internal audit process. It addresses interpreting the requirements and ensuring system compliance, as well as ensuring maximum value added to your organization.
Member Price: $550.00
Non-Member Price: $750.00

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March 7 - March 21 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Saturdays  |  TMA
Spanish GD&T 

The main goal of this course is to bring all participants to an operational level of understanding of all GD&T concepts, applications, and inspection. This course is a thorough introduction for those with a little to moderate level of experience with GD&T, as well as those who wish to advance their understanding of an application to an advanced level. The course will focus on actual industry drawings utilizing GD&T concepts.
Member Price: $750.00
Non-Member Price: $1,000.00

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March 9 |  8:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  Monday  |  TMA
Managing Within the Law

Many companies believe that employment laws like FMLA and regulations from entities like the EEOC are the responsibility of HR. While that is true, it’s only a half-truth. By the time an issue linked to any aspect of employment law makes its way to HR, it’s often too late. 

Managing Within the Law equips your people-leaders with the awareness and understanding that they are responsible for creating, maintaining and managing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, harassment-free, discrimination-free work environment. Not because the law requires it, because it’s what every employee is entitled to at work.
Member Price: $350.00
Non-Member Price: $500.00

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March 9 |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  |  Monday  |  TMA
Forklift Safety 'Train the Trainer'

This ‘Train the Trainer’ program will help clarify OSHA regulations covering forklift safety and operation. Participants will leave the session equipped with the knowledge and resources to train their forklift operators.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $350.00

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March 10 - June 30 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays |  TMA
Advanced G-Code Programming (CNC Level 2)

This 16-week course will build upon topics covered in the introductory class. Using both a CNC mill and CNC lathe, students will learn advanced G-code techniques in this project-based class. Students will select proper tooling, make fixtures, write, run and verify G-code programs, and inspect to print specifications. Students will also work through a series of operational problems created by the instructor. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings. Successful completion of the introductory course or instructor consent required before enrolling.
Member Price: $3,599.00
Non-Member Price: $4,320.00

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March 14 - March 28 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Saturdays |  TMA
Comprehensive GD&T

The main goal of this course is to bring all participants to an operational level of understanding of all GD&T concepts, applications, and inspection. This course is a thorough introduction for those with a little to moderate level of experience with GD&T, as well as those who wish to advance their understanding of an application to an advanced level. The course will focus on actual industry drawings utilizing GD&T concepts.
Member Price: $750.00
Non-Member Price: $1,000.00

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March 18 |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  |  Wednesday |  TMA
Bid to Win Goverment Contracts

Are you interested in winning a government contract, but aren’t sure how to write a good proposal to respond to a bid? Learn the basics of writing a proposal to ensure you are responding to everything requested in a solicitation.  This seminar will offer methods and ideas so that you can stand out from the crowd!
Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $70.00

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March 27 - July 24 |  8:00 am - 2:30 pm  |  Fridays |  TMA
Introduction to CNC Training Level 1

This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill and CNC lathe. Emphasis is placed upon developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC lathe and mill. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings.
Member Price: $3,499.00
Non-Member Price: $4,560.00

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March 31 - November 24 |  8:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Tuesday  |  TMA
Individual Development Planning (IDP) Cohort for High-Potential and Next Gen Leaders

Investing in employee development pays dividends in more ways than one – reduced cost to hire, higher employee engagement, more efficiency, higher productivity, company loyalty, and improved team morale are just a few ways your company benefits from growing and developing its next generation talent. This program is designed to prepare your high-potential future leaders to their future roles, using a focused, collaborative and intentional development planning process.
The IDP Cohort approach blends the best of a peer group learning environment, with personalized coaching, plus a skills, behavior and interests assessments to create a robust development plan specifically for your company’s high-potential employees and next generation leaders.
Member Price: $3,500.00
Non-Member Price: $4,900.00

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April 2 & April 3 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm / 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Thursday & Friday  |  TMA
OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training

This General Industry 10-hour course is designed to provide a good general base of safety knowledge that participants can bring back to their facility. Students who complete this course will receive OSHA certificates.
Member Price: $400.00
Non-Member Price: $550.00

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April 6 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Monday  |  TMA
The Administrative Leader

Today’s administrative professionals juggle multiple responsibilities and interact with a steady stream of customers, vendors, and fellow employees. The office team has never been more challenged … more stretched … than they are today. Adapting to new technology, increased customer expectations, and the wide cast of characters they interact with daily puts great demand on their technical skills and more importantly, their interpersonal skills.
Member Price: $350.00
Non-Member Price: $500.00

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April 7 |  8:30 am - 10:30 am  |  Tuesday  |  TMA
Energy Procurement

Class will focus on the key aspects of both the electric and gas procurement in Illinois, a deregulated state. The class will be delivered from the perspective of a fully independent consultant (not an energy broker or supplier). This class can offer information and insight to individuals regardless of your level of experience buying energy. 
Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $70.00

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April 8 & April 9 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Wednesday & Thursday  |  TMA
Leading Your Organization Through Coaching

Leading Your Organization Through a Culture of Coaching is an immersive, experiential learning experience. By interacting with peers with similar challenges, participants learn they are not alone when it comes to coaching and feedback. This provides them with the confidence needed to have powerful conversations.
Member Price: $750.00
Non-Member Price: $1,000.00

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April 11 & 18 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Saturdays  |  TMA
Spanish Blueprint Reading

This 16-hour introductory course explains the importance of engineering drawings in manufacturing, and thoroughly describes how drawings are portrayed and information communicated. Those who should attend include all production, inspection, sales, purchasing, drafting, engineering, and quality personnel who are responsible for interpreting and/or manufacturing from engineering drawings.
Member Price: $650.00
Non-Member Price: $900.00

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April 13 - May 20 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Introduction to Swiss CNC

This course will teach the basics of Swiss-type CNC machining, focusing on the principles of Swiss type machining.
Member Price: $1,100.00
Non-Member Price: $1,620.00

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April 14 - April 15 |  8:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  Tuesday & Wednesday  |  TMA
Creating Culture Change in Your Organization

Some companies have a common culture from front to back. In other organizations, the shop floor and front office have distinctly unique cultures. Yet in all companies, understanding your culture, and how your company culture impacts business every day is critical to growth and longevity as business demands evolve. For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often the most challenging part of the transformation.

Culture change is driven by the feelings and habits of people and their shared perception of “how things are done around here.” Authority can demand compliance, but can’t dictate optimism, trust, conviction, or creativity – but leaders can inspire people to change. 
Member Price: $750.00
Non-Member Price: $1,000.00

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April 16 |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Thursday  |  TMA
Compensation & Total Rewards Check-Up

Some companies have a common culture from front to back. In other organizations, the shop floor and front office have distinctly unique cultures. Yet in all companies, understanding your culture, and how your company culture impacts business every day is critical to growth and longevity as business demands evolve. For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often the most challenging part of the transformation.

Culture change is driven by the feelings and habits of people and their shared perception of “how things are done around here.” Authority can demand compliance, but can’t dictate optimism, trust, conviction, or creativity – but leaders can inspire people to change. 
Member Price: $175.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00

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April 24 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Friday  |  TMA
AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook - 1st Edition 2019

This one-day comprehensive course will provide a Process FMEA/VDA Core Tool for clients at TMA that integrates the unique circumstances of each company in order to provide maximum benefit and an effective return on their investment.  
Member Price: $300.00
Non-Member Price: $450.00

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April 29 - August 13 |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Wednesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Introduction to CNC Training Level 1

This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill and CNC lathe. Emphasis is placed upon developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC lathe and mill. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings. 
Member Price: $3,499.00
Non-Member Price: $4,560.00

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May 5 - July 9 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Introduction to Solidworks

This course will focus on learning how to use drawings to model 3D parts in Solidworks. In addition to creating assembly views and Bill of Materials (BOM) they will learn how to create, modify, and manipulate part geometry. The course will also cover assemblies and drawings to bring multiple parts together into one assembly. 
Member Price: $2,100.00
Non-Member Price: $2,940.00

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May 13 |  8:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  Wednesday  |  TMA
Behavioral Interviewing

Learn why conducting a behavioral interview is the BEST interview process for selecting new hires for your organization.
Gain an understandings of the four steps to conducting a successful behavioral interview, discover the best techniques to select employees, and review legal and illegal interview questions.
Participants will have the personal experience of preparing for and conducting a behavioral interview through hands-on practice in class. Participants will also learn about the benefits of hiring top performing employees and the cost of hiring mistakes.
Member Price: $350.00
Non-Member Price: $500.00

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May 14 |  8:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  Wednesday |  TMA
Managing Performance

Explore the supervisor/manager role in managing performance. Understand the difference of managing performance and managing improvement, and when to use each approach. Practice having the conversations around performance that are sometimes challenging and learn techniques to engage employees in effective and meaningful dialog about performance – both at formal review time, and throughout the year. Managing performance can and should be a daily part of a leader’s role at your company – this course will help your managers be best prepared to be strong people leaders and drive strong performance within their team.
Member Price: $350.00
Non-Member Price: $500.00

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May 28 - June 25 |  8:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Thursdays  |  TMA
Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Learning Journey helps your next generation of leaders prepare for their next career step within your business. It helps the individuals in your leadership pipeline build the confidence and capability for one of he most critical career shifts…becoming a people-leader.
Member Price: $500.00
Non-Member Price: $700.00

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June 2 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Tuesday  |  TMA
Effective Contract Negotiations

This course focuses on the entire commercial process for OEM business for those companies selling production components to larger OEM customers. Attendees will learn how to strengthen their quotation process and learn all aspects of negotiating a sales agreement with their customer: the right timing, establishing priorities, participant roles, negotiating tactics, and assessing the results before and after the negotiations.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $325.00

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June 1 - July 20 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays  |  TMA
Mastercam Lathe

This introductory class will cover all aspects of operation, system orientation, operator interface, configuration, and 2D geometry construction for the CNC lathe. Students will use Mastercam software to create part geometry and verify and assign machining toolpaths to geometry. Students will verify newly created toolpaths on CNC machines.
Member Price: $700.00
Non-Member Price: $950.00

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July 6 - August 26 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Intermediate Swiss

This hands-on, project-based 8-week course will focus on more advanced concepts related to Swiss-type machining. Content includes complete part processing, proving out programs, maintains a productive setup, and more.
Member Price: $1,650.00
Non-Member Price: $2,160.00

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August 3 - October 5 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays  |  TMA
Mastercam Mill

This introductory class will cover all aspects of operation, system orientation, operator interface, configuration, and 2D geometry construction for the CNC lathe. Students will use Mastercam software to create part geometry and verify and assign machining toolpaths to geometry. Students will verify newly created toolpaths on CNC machines.
Member Price: $700.00
Non-Member Price: $950.00

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