Three Edgecombe County Public Schools staff members are participating in Six Sigma training along with employees from Nash Rocky Mount Schools and Cummins Engine Plant through the Strategic Twin County Education Partnership.
Ed Chase, director of technology, Janet Morris, director of accountability and Shawna Andrews, directory of elementary curriculum and Title 1 are attending the training in order to use the Six Sigma methods to improve existing processes within Edgecombe County Public Schools and establish new ones as well.
Six Sigma focuses on recognizing an opportunity, measuring and establishing the current reality of the situation and mapping a way to use the data gathered to solve the issue and establish growth and improvement.
“I think Six Sigma will help me address documenting both process and need for process as I work with our cross functional teams at ECPS,” Chase said. “The six sigma systematic process methodology along with the diverse toolset of analyzing data and using that information to drive decisions will be of great benefit as we move well into 20th first century education.”
According to the training website, Six Sigma strives to remove the cause of defects or errors and minimize variability in order to improve the quality of process through the use quality management methods, including statistical methods.
The three week training, which will be broken up into three separate week-long sessions, will be held at the Cummins Engine Training Center in Whitakers.