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New: Examination instead of assignment and coaching on the job

There are currently three ways of completing the MTM Practitioner seminar: as a public course, an in-house course and – what is new – in the form of “coaching on the job.” The latter course takes place in-house with individual coaching or in a small group with no more than three participants as part of a real company design or improvement project. As in the case of the two other options, an examination is now written with “coaching on the job” instead of an assignment completed at home. That is to say, those taking part complete the MTM Practitioner seminar by presenting a design or improvement project and taking a written examination. Passing the examination is the precondition for gaining the “blue card.”

The change authorized by the examinations commission at the Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V. is currently being introduced on a trial basis. An examination instead of an assignment at home is the rule on the following dates for public MTM Practitioner seminars:

3 – 7 April 2017
15 – 19 May 2017
26 – 30 June 2017
17 – 21 July 2017 (all held at the teaching site in Stuttgart)

The assignment completed at home will be replaced by a written examination for in-house training courses too – probably from 2018 onwards. Based on the experience gained in the trial operations in 2017, the examinations commission will then make its final decision.

The MTM Practitioner seminar communicates knowledge and practical skills for using the MTM process building block systems for planning, designing and optimizing business processes and work systems. Applicants must have obtained an MTM-1 certificate and a certificate from one of the following courses: MTM-SD, MTM-2, MTM-UAS, MTM-MEK or a recognized corporate building block system. An MTM-MEK certificate based on the “Introduction to MTM-1” course also enables people to take part in the MTM Practitioner seminar and finally obtain the “blue card.” The examinations, however, must have been taken during the last three years.

Nothing is due to change in 2017 in the training course to become an EAWS Practitioner in order to gain the “blue card.”

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the MTM Academy team at: akademie [AT] dmtm [PUNKT] com">.

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