The brass ring for Ohio High School students and school systems is a 12 point credential. Having a 12 point course allows a student to take the course, achieve that credential, and earn 12 points toward graduation.
Our industry-recognized credential courses, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt, are worth 9 points total. Adding in one course allows Lean Six Sigma to become a 12 point credential. PowerPoint or CPR, both worth 3 points, are options for that course.
Students present the results of their Green Belt projects as part of the requirements for their teams to earn Green Belt Certification. They can utilize PowerPoint to show the results. Using PowerPoint for this portion of the training integrates the three courses.
In addition to the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt Certification, students will earn the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal. Obtaining the seal is accomplished by adding one written paper as an overall summary of the training. We use the OMJ rubric to make sure our courses met all of the requirements.
What is Lean Six Sigma in Education?
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a formal, structured, and dynamic problem-solving method that relies heavily on a collaborative team to solve a problem and implement a lasting solution. It focuses on continuous improvement by reducing unnecessary costs, improving quality, and it demands a relentless focus on the customer or end-user.
LSS Yellow Belt (Team Member) and LSS Green Belt (Team Leader) are certifications that are recognized worldwide by almost every industry you can imagine. The Maximum Potential, Inc. Education Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Team Coach and Certified Trainer) is a Certification that enables a secondary education teacher to teach Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt to High School Students. It enables the High School, in cooperation with Maximum Potential, Inc., to issue the LSS Yellow Belt (Team Member) and LSS Green Belt (Team Leader) Industry-Recognized Credentials to Students. The LSS Yellow Belt (Team Member) and LSS Green Belt (Team Leader) also allow the student to earn the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal.
Why would high schools teach and certify students to Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt?
The Ohio Department of Education has recognized Lean Six Sigma as an extremely valuable industry-recognized credential. It is necessary, the Yellow Belt (3 points) and Green Belt (6 points) are included in every career pathway within the ODE High School Graduation Career Fields, as noted in the following link. http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Industry-Recognized-Credentials/Industry-Recognized-Credentials-by-Career-Field
Organizations that have successfully used this methodology can succeed in competitive environments, have higher employee engagement, lower employee turnover, and an increase in profit.
Lean Six Sigma is also the system preferred by companies around the world to streamline, improve, and optimize every aspect of their organization.
Most people assume that Lean Six Sigma is only for manufacturing. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Healthcare, Insurance, Banking, U.S. Department of Defense, Software developers, Hardware manufacturers are among the many industries that recognize this credential.
Maximum Potential, Inc.’s goal is to create a generation of problem solvers. Ohio has moved in a positive direction by recognizing these credentials as a large part of how students can earn points for graduation.