Welcome to the New Year!

A new year brings new changes. We still have a few section leadership roles available. If you are interested in a position, please contact our 2020 section chair

Shantae Jenkins, SJenkins@kmanagementsolutions.com

and our regional ASQ representatives:

Steven Idzikowski, sidzikowski@asq.org

Michael Kirchner, mkirchner.asq@gmail.com

While ASQ is always happily accepting new members, please submit interest in leadership roles by Monday, January 27th.

Practicing What We Preach

At our June monthly meeting, we began to practice what we preach by creating a Cause & Effect Diagram (aka “Ishikawa Diagram” or “Fishbone Diagram”) to explore potential causes of low attendance and member engagement. We need your help in order to move this exercise forward by getting your thoughts on the questions below. We will share the results with the section as soon as the results are in.

Draft Fishbone diagram use to gather input on potential causes for low attendance and member engagement (June 24th, 2019)

Would you like to give us your feedback? Take the survey here.

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: http://www.tridenttech.edu/ce/funding/index.htm

Course list can be found at http://www.tridenttech.edu/ce/programs/catalog/index.htm

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 www.sled.sc.gov

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 amarchione@stingrayshockey.com

A portion of each ticket goes back to CEJC scholarship fund To order tickets visit: www.groupmatics.events 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.