On Oct. 3, 26 executives in the heat-treating industry walked to the front of the Fall Meeting awards dinner and received their graduation certificate for the Y.E.S. Management Training Program. The Y.E.S. program has motivated many graduates to obtain higher education, promotions and new leadership positions within their companies in particular and within the heat-treating industry in general.

Each graduate participated in a challenging 10-month program in four different cities that included four 1.5-day training sessions, more than 15 hours of online training and six plant tours. The focus of the program is to teach executives the keys to success, including strategic thinking, building high-performing teams, learning from mistakes, dealing with difficult people and developing strong leadership skills.

Class members said that they thought they were coming to just another motivational training program. But once they got into it, they realized it was much more. We would like to congratulate MTI member companies with graduating executives: Akron Steel Treating, Bluewater Thermal Solutions, Braddock Metallurgical, Byington Steel Treating, Century Sun Metal Treating, Cornerstone Systems Inc., Ipsen Inc., Metal Treaters Inc., Paulo Products, Penna Flame Industries, Peters’ Heat Treating, Pinson Valley Heat Treating, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Solar Atmospheres Inc., Surface Combustion and Wirco Inc.

If you would like more information on the 2013 Y.E.S. Program, visit the MTI website at www.heattreat.net and click on “Y.E.S. Management Training Program” under “Education & Training” on the left-hand menu or contact MTI at 904-249-0448 or info@heattreat.net.