Trident Tech – Scholarship Opportunity

Trident Tech

Attention ASQ Charleston Section members:

Trident Tech has a great educational opportunity available. The Workforce Pathways Scholarship can grant up to $2000 for tuition and books. Basically, you can take great courses for professional or personal development for free (see notes for minimal up-front costs). To obtain information on the Workforce Pathways Scholarship Funding Opportunity, including approved courses and the application, please visit website:

Course list can be found at

Notes and Helpful Hints:
You do have to provide (at your expense) drug screen and background check – but it is a small investment of time and money for a return of up to $2000.
Trident has a special rate with Lowcountry Drug Screening on Goer Drive, North Chas. For $35 you get results of a rapid screen at time of test.
Background check can be obtained for $26 online at

If you have any specific questions, please contact:
Lisa Fought, M.Ed
Director of Programming
Division of Continuing Education
Trident Technical College

CEJC Night at the Stingrays – April 2 2016

CECJ Logo                   Stingrays

Join the Stingrays as they host the Orlando Solar Bears on Saturday, April 2nd at 7:05pm for Fan Appreciation Night with Free Parking!

Tickets are $12.00 – 2 & Under are FREE! (will add 10% processing fee)

Questions? Contact Dick Tiano at 843-509-6010 Stingrays Representative: Amanda Marchione at 843-744-2248 ext 1208 or by email at

A portion of each ticket goes back to CEJC scholarship fund To order tickets visit: and enter the code CEJC

ASQ Charleston Partnership with Concentric Global

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ASQ Charleston has entered into a partnership with Concentric Global, a local Quality and Improvement consulting firm, to provide educational opportunities for our local ASQ Members at a discount.

By using promo code “ASQ1122”, ASQ Section 1122 members will receive a 10% discount on full-price 2016 open enrollment classes offered by Concentric.  Visit Concentric’s new website to see upcoming course offerings, and check back often to see when new offerings and other free resources are added.  In return, Concentric will pledge 15% of the course fee back to ASQ Charleston.

Note that Concentric is partnering with Trident Tech for the ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor class offered on Feb 23-25 2016.  This promotional price is 50% off regular price (limit 2 students per organization), and as such the promo code offer “ASQ1122” is not valid for this event.

Please consider Concentric for your training needs, and be sure to use Promo Code “ASQ1122” when signing up for 2016 full-price open enrollment courses!

Concentric Web Site


Education Offering from ASQ Section 111

ASQ Olde Colony

ASQ Olde Colony

Section 111


Live Webinar Certified

Quality Auditor (CQA)

Refresher Course (10



Dates: March 29, 2016

– May 31, 2016,



Time: 5:00 PM  6:30


$349  early registration ASQ member price

Starts Tuesday March 29, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST 

Our 10 Session Refresher runs Tuesday, March 29, 2016 through  Tuesday, May 31, 2016  

This online CQA Refresher Course offered by ASQ Olde Colony Section 0111 features “LIVE” instruction by ASQ Fellow, Tony DeMarinis to help you pass the CQA certification exam on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

As this is an Online (virtual) Course, the instructor and students can be anywhere in the world, as long as they have a computer with broadband internet access.  Audio connection may be achieved either by telephone or  computer equipped with a USB headset using VoIP technology.  No driving is necessary. Homework assignments will be sent/received via e-mail.

Visit the Course Info page to learn more and register!

CEJC Seeking Volunteers for Charleston STEM Fest

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Charleston STEM Festival
Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Brittlebank Park, 0 Lockwood Blvd
Charleston, SC 29403

Dear ASQ Members, 

Charleston Engineers Joint Council (CEJC) is seeking volunteers from local professional societies to support the Charleston STEM Festival on Feburary 6 2016.  If you are interested please email Dick Tiano or Shawn Gordon to join CEJC’s group of volunteers to support this wonderful event.  You may also sign up directly with the STEM Festival by clicking here.

Details about the event: The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry area of South Carolina. This 3rd annual festival will be a highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunities for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals and organizations. Learn more about the STEM Festival here.

Lowcountry Quality Conference and Section Leadership Opportunities

ASQ Charleston is seeking volunteers to help lead our annual Lowcountry Quality Conference and fill key positions in our Section Leadership Committee.  Please see the information below to find out more about these openings.  If you would like to volunteer, email Jennifer Leak at  Please respond by January 31 2016 to be considered for all opportunities.

Your active involvement in ASQ Charleston ensures our section provides the best possible service to the Lowcountry in terms of education, information, and knowledge-sharing of Quality principles, practices, and tools.  Our section benefits from the vast experience of our members, and we look forward to having you on board!

For more information on these opportunities, and all upcoming events with ASQ Charleston, please visit our website: ASQ Charleston

Lowcountry Quality Conference Chair
Description: Lead the LQC Committee to ensure all preparations for the the conference are complete.  Ensure all tasks during the conference are covered and executed.  This includes securing sponsorships, finalizing speakers, coordinating logistics, and leading the communications and advertising.
A large bulk of work to prepare for the conference is already complete. If you choose to take this role, a meeting will be arranged with the previous chair to transition all remaining tasks.
Conference Dates: April 21-22 2016
Location: Tanger Crowne Plaza
Incentive: If you choose to lead the LQC for 2016, a scholarship covering the registration fees for ASQ’s Conference on Quality and Improvement scheduled for May 16-18 2016 will be provided.

Lowcountry Quality Conference Committee Volunteers
Volunteer to support the LQC Chair – tasks may include securing speakers, soliciting sponsors, coordinating communications and advertising, and being available on-site during the conference to assist with registrations, room monitoring, and other activities as needed.
If you are interested in volunteering, a meeting will be scheduled with the LQC Chair to review the plan and allocate tasks.
Conference Dates: April 21-22 2016
Location: Tanger Crowne Plaza
IncentiveIf you are willing and able to volunteer to be part of the LQC Committee, you will be provided with a complimentary pass to attend the conference.

ASQ Charleston Vice Chair
Description:  The vice chair is second in command after the chair.  If there are multiple vice chairs, their responsibilities and succession order shall be established by the SLC and documented in section policy and position descriptions. The Vice Chair(s) will be considered for the Chair position in 2017 pending the vote in the fall of 2016.
Expected Time Commitment: 6-8 Hours per month
Term: January 1 – December 31 2016
More Information: ASQ Vice Chair Position Description

ASQ Charleston Placement Chair
Description: Coordinate the section’s job placement program to facilitate access to professional opportunities for your section members and assist area companies with recruiting quality professionals.
Expected Time Commitment: 2-3 Hours per month
Term: January 1 – December 31 2016
More Information: ASQ Placement Chair Position Description

ASQ Charleston Historian
Description: Maintain membership and activity information for the section for historical purposes.
Expected Time Commitment: 2-3 Hours per month
Term: January 1 – December 31 2016
More Information: ASQ Section Historian

ASQ Charleston Programs Chair
Description: Determine focus of section events and programs. Solicit speakers to match topics. Work with arrangements chair, if applicable, to coordinate speaker needs.
Expected Time Commitment: 2-3 Hours per month
Term: January 1 – December 31 2016
More Information: ASQ Programs Chair

ASQ Charleston Arrangements Chair
Description: Oversee arrangements for all regular meetings of the section and other special programs and conferences as assigned by the Section Leadership Committee (SLC) or other committee chairs.
Expected Time Commitment: 2-3 Hours per month
Term: January 1 – December 31 2016
More Information: ASQ Arrangements Chair

Job Posting: Process Quality Engineer


As a service to our members, we will post available quality-related positions available in the Charleston SC area.

WABCO is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough mechanical, mechatronic and electronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world’s leading commercial truck, bus and trailer manufacturers.

With 11,000 employees (1,650 engineers) in 34 countries and sales of $2.7 billion in 2013, WABCO has evolved its unique culture of innovation and diversity to meet customer needs across the world by leveraging local talents and knowledge into a global environment of collaboration.

WABCO is seeking a Process Quality Engineer for their Charleston, SC location.

Please follow this link to review the position description and apply online.