Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Military and Veteran Scholarship


ImageBusiness leaders of today’s corporations and institutions (mid-size and large-scale) seek to build a work-force of world-class leaders that possess critical thinking skills and the ability to solve problems.  The aim is to create exceptionally high levels of value that drive substantial bottom-line results.

Interestingly, there is a strong parallel between Six Sigma, critical thinking and problem solving.  When proven leadership skills are connected to the Six Sigma Body-of-Knowledge, the result is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  Such leaders are recognized as high-value players within their respective organizations.

In short, Black Belts are a powerhouse of performance.  They know how to successfully organize and lead improvement projects.  Of particular interest, the typical Black Belt project returns about $250,000 in verified gains.  Historically speaking, a Black Belt can execute about 4-5 projects per year.  This translates to over $1,000,000 in annual benefits to the sponsoring organization.

When compared to the compensation model of a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, their return-on-investment is about 10X.  Remember, it’s far easier to start with proven leaders and then train them as Black Belts.  On the flip side, starting with Black Belts and then attempting to train them as strong leaders is a long, arduous and expensive affair.

Well, this is good news for veterans and transitioning soldiers, especially Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers that have a college degree (Associate or higher).  Let’s face it, military leaders have proven their leadership effectiveness – unlike fresh-outs and unseasoned employees.  Case in point, the freedoms we enjoy today are, in large part, a direct result of our military’s leadership.  With limited resources, military leaders have learned what it takes to overcome obstacles and realize mission success.  They know the way to victory and can lead others down the path.

The true value of such skills is evidenced by a recent analysis of the Salaries.com database.  This investigation revealed that the average base salary for a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is about $94,000, while Indeed.com posted over 17,000 Six Sigma jobs.  Of course, this means you can earn a salary that is significantly higher than your counterparts and enjoy a stable career that gives you vertical and horizontal job mobility.

To leverage this for our nation’s heroes; and to the benefit of businesses, a limited number of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and Certification Scholarships are currently being offered (by application only). This philanthropic program is called Six Sigma Wings for Heroes and is aimed at helping our nation’s military personnel and veterans create solid careers, not just land a job.  We are working hard to get this message out to active duty personnel, transitioning soldiers and veterans, as well as their immediate family members.

Our nation’s heroes have sacrificed for the continuance of our freedoms and way of life.  The time has come to say more than “Thank You for Your Service.”  It’s now time to show our patriotism and support by sharing this message with military people and veterans you may know.  Remember, to get the right thing, they must do the right thing; and to do the right thing, they must know the right things.  Help us help them!  Help us “get the word out” about this program by sharing it with your friends and colleagues.

Scholarship InformationSix Sigma  |   Brochure   |   Website  |    Application
Contact Information MGySgt Derek Hayes (USMC, ret.):  dereklhayes@cox.net

Sandra Harry, MBA:  sandy.harry@ss-mi.com or  800-335-6234

About Mikel Harry

Dr. Harry has been widely recognized in many of today's notable publications as the Co-Creator of Six Sigma and the world's leading authority within this field. His book entitled Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World’s Top Corporations has been on the best seller list of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and Amazon.com. He has been a consultant to many of the world’s top senior executives, such as Jack Welch, former CEO and Chairman of General Electric Corporation. Dr. Harry has also been a featured guest on popular television programs, such as the premier NBC show "Power Lunch." He is often quoted in newspapers like USA Today and interviewed by the media, such as The Economic Times. In addition, Dr. Harry has received many distinguished awards in recognition of his contributions to industry and society. At the present time, Dr. Harry is Chairman of the Six Sigma Management Institute and CEO of The Great Discovery, LLC.
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