DATES: 18th and 19th May 2015

Time:  9am - – 5pm

COST: €450 Member rate/€650 Non Member rate.

LOCATION: Harbour Hotel Galway.

Places are Limited


Customized training is also available - to find out more about bringing a trainer from Toyota Motors/ University of Kentucky to your organisation, contact Dermot at 061-423622 or

Programme Overview

Principles of Toyota Job Instruction

•          How to conduct and write a Job Break Down

•          Method to create a training plan

•          Classroom practice in using the JI method

 Programme Objectives

Improve work training skill by learning the four-step job instruction method through classroom application and practice

Participant Outcomes:

Participants will

•          learn a method to assure employees can perform job tasks safely, correctly, and consistently

•          know why it’s important to do the job a particular way

•          practice developing job breakdowns to teach a job task

Target Audience
Work leaders responsible for training and retraining, Middle
Management, Shop Floor Supervisors who are responsible for managing workplace
Programme Content
Classroom lecture, discussion, interactive exercises.Printed copy of the content is provided to the students.

Center of Manufacturing, University of Kentucky

Jim White

is currently working as a contractor consultant with the University of Kentucky’s Lean Systems Certification Program, College of Engineering Center for Manufacturing, specializing in Problem Solving process training.

Mr. White had served as the Director of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Center for Excellence in Automotive Manufacturing. He was the Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation Advanced Technical Education project for the automotive industry known as the Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC), made up of community and technical colleges and automotive manufacturing companies in the leading automotive producing states. The project goal is to advance the best practices for technical education provided by community and technical colleges for automotive manufacturing companies, particularly for the maintenance systems technicians.

Prior to leading this project, Mr. White retired from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky as a manufacturing department head. In addition to this senior management position, he was certified as a Toyota Production System Key Person. He then led an internal process improvement group, the Toyota Production System Office, conducting management training using the Toyota Jishuken method for system problem solving and Kaizen. He joined Toyota in the Training Department during the startup phase of Toyota in Kentucky. While in the Training Department, he was certified by the Toyota Motor Corporation HR Department as a Job Instruction train the trainer master trainer.

Prior to Toyota, Mr. White’s education experience included serving as the State Plan Director for the Kentucky Department of Vocational Education and teaching adults and high school. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Kentucky.

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