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.