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Why Use Tec-Ease?
Tec-Ease, Inc. offers GD&T and other industrial coaching worldwide. We take great pride in our ability to give you superior training with expert coaches at a competitive price. You will find that our staff is friendly and helpful and will work with you to ensure that your needs are being met. We do what it takes to get the job done right, the first time.
When you are comparing Tec-Ease with other GD&T training companies, use our check list to easily see how they stack up against us. Here are some questions you should ask when interviewing a company to provide training for your business:
- How flexible is the scheduling?
Tec-Ease has trainers available which allows us to provide the training you need, when you need it. We will work within your schedule for starting and ending times as well as session lengths. Our staff will work with your organization to ensure we meet both your content needs and time constraints. Our flexible and innovative scheduling often allows our customers to complete their training needs without severe interruptions to production. For example, utilizing webinars for on-site training not only saves money by eliminating travel expenses, but it also enables us to conduct training in 3- or 4- hour blocks over several days or weeks. This frees up participants to continue work while still receiving the benefits of training.
- How educationally sound is your program?
Tec-Ease has done its homework in this area. We ensure that the students are being engaged in effective learning by using techniques that require the use of both right and left-brain. The use of humor and activities allows the students to participate and laugh while learning and retaining what some may consider a dry subject. Process checks are used during the training to make certain the learning process is meeting everyone's needs. It is our belief that through these checks we can correct any issues immediately rather than wait for the results of the course evaluation sheets at the end of the training.
- Do you offer pre-and post-testing?
Upon request, Tec-Ease is happy to provide pre-and post-testing. We also provide a free on-line test to help with self-assessment. It allows people to assess their own understanding of the subject. In addition, for a nominal fee, we set up more extensive customized on-line testing. Many companies use this as a way to internally certify their employees.
- Will you customize the training?
Tec-Ease, Inc. will not only incorporate your prints into the training, we will also answer your questions, not just discuss the symbology. You will be guided on how to capture design intent while meeting quality, cost and delivery requirements. We welcome discussions about your parts as we feel it is a good way to "bring home" certain points. If you would like to speak with your coach prior to the training, we would like to speak with you. This ensures that any specific questions you may have are covered during the course.
- Do you provide customer service?
Tec-Ease, Inc. prides itself in outstanding customer service. We work very hard to ensure that our customers' needs are met in a timely and professional manner. We care about our customers and want to ensure their success. That is why from the first time you pick up the phone and talk to us you will be greeted by a friendly professional, interested in your training needs. We will work with you prior to the training to ensure that we have customized the training to meet your needs. We will carry that into the training with in-process checks and time for discussions. This service will continue after the training by encouraging you to call us with your quick questions. We are passionate about this subject and want to make sure that your company is using it correctly to make sure you are reaping the benefits of this powerful tool.
- What types of reference tools will we have after the training?
As part of the Fundamentals course, each participant will receive our full-color textbook and pocket guide. Both can be used to look up many different aspects of GD&T. In addition, in the first training session we will provide your company with a copy of Standard-Ease®, ASME Y14.5 standard in an electronic format. Your best resource for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing can be Tec-Ease. We encourage you to contact us with quick questions after the training. When our customers look good, we look good.
- Do you offer multiple levels of training?
Tec-Ease, Inc. offers an array of training courses from the Fundamentals of GD&T to Applications to Tolerance Stack-Ups. We are also one of the few companies that have a Functional Gaging and Inspection course, and a combination Fundamentals and Gaging course which is a combination of the Fundamentals and Inspection courses geared more for the machinists and inspectors. In addition, we offer several other related courses. Any of these courses can be customized to make sure they will meet your needs.
- If I have one trainer for the Fundamentals class and another trainer for the Applications or Tolerance Stack-Ups class, will there be gaps in the training?
All of our coaches use the same materials. This ensures that they cover the same topics. However, our trainers are not held to a strict schedule or outline. This allows the trainers time to explore topics in greater detail with you, should the need arise. It also ensures the opportunity for the trainers to explain topics in several different ways if the participants are having difficulty with a concept.
- How competitive is your pricing?
You will find that Tec-Ease is extremely competitive on pricing. We continually benchmark our training against the other leading training companies. In addition to being extremely competitive, we do not tack on additional charges. When we give you a quote, it includes pre and post tests, if requested. Customization, discussions with the instructor prior to the session and follow up questions via phone, fax or email after the training are always included. Plus, for first - time customers, a copy of Standard-Ease, an electronic format of the ASME Y14 standard will be provided.
- How much experience do your trainers have?
Our trainers have extensive industrial experience ranging from sump pumps to cell phones and satellites. Each of our trainers has over 20 years of experience applying GD&T standards. Our instructors have over 150 years combined experience.
- What is your track record?
Tec-Ease has provided training all over the world and enjoys working with both small and large companies. We work very hard to provide different types of workshops including public workshops nationwide to ensure even one person in need of training have an affordable way to get trained. Our customers continue to come back to Tec-Ease, Inc. for more training and design previews.
- Are your trainers familiar with Certified and Knowledgeable of the Standard?
All of our coaches are members of national standards committees that write the standards you use. They are all Senior Level GD&T Professionals, certified by the ASME. Our coaches have worked in many different industries over many years. This gives them a wide range of knowledge and experience to draw from.
- Do you offer follow-up?
We understand that during class, with the coach present, concepts may seem very clear. But when you return to your desk, and try to apply the knowledge you have gained, it gets a little trickier and questions arise. That is why Tec-Ease and its’ coaches are happy to answer quick questions via phone, fax and email after the training. This service is free and has no expiration date.
- Do you offer different delivery methods?
In a world where people work remotely, have new technology and want to learn at their own pace, on their own time, Tec-Eease offers several options for training. These options include traditional on-site training, public seminars, instructor- lead webinars and self-paced computer based training. These methods allow flexibility for our customers. They also give companies and individuals pricing options to fit any budget. Click here to compare these methods.
- Does Tec-Ease offer training in other countries and languages?
Here is another way Tec-Ease works to meet the customers’ needs. We have conducted training all over the world. We have both Spanish and Chinese speaking coaches. In addition we have worked with translators when needed. Our Chinese speaking coach, Mike Long, lives in Beijing and conducts all our China training. Not only does this allow participants to have the training in their native language, it saves on travel expenses. There is no reason to pay for someone to travel to China, when we are already there. We also have a Hispanic trainer who is fluent in Spanish and English.
- What is the capacity of Tec-Ease and their training staff?
Tec-Ease has five trainers in the United States, one trainer in Canada and one trainer in China. We have other trainers that are part time that we can call on when needed. With trainers located on the East and West coasts of the US, one in Canada and one in China we are able to reduce travel costs and increase availability. We also have a fully staffed office. This allows us to answer phone calls and emails immediately in order to ensure you are getting the information you need. No company is too big or too small for Tec-Ease.
- What is the cancellation fee for a course?
Tec-Ease does not charge a cancellation fee. If we have booked travel or have sent books, you will be responsible for reimbursing us for any incidental expenses, but if we have not incured any costs, you won’t either. Why do we do this? We believe that things come up that can not be helped and we understand.
- Are there yearly maintenance contracts for your software?
No!! We believe that if the software is written well, there is no need for a maintenance contract. If there are bugs in the software, you should receive point revisions free of charges. You should not have to pay for our mistakes. If there is a major revision to update the software to newer technology, it should be your choice if you want to upgrade or not. This upgrade should be a one -time fee, not something you pay for every year. We will help you load the software and activate it, over the phone, free of charge.