GA 369 | Developing an Internship Program with Brent Weichers

This week’s guest is Brent Weichers. Brent, who has a ton of continuous improvement knowledge, shared how he developed two different internship programs. He also explained why having interns benefits everyone, and how you can start your own program. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Brent (3:44)
  • Brent’s background (6:05)
  • Hiring interns (9:45)
  • What the interns do (11:32)
  • The training and what they learned (16:24)
  • More benefits of having interns (17:30)
  • The best way to start an intern program (20:54)
  • What else Brent is working on (23:58)
  • Relating the eight wastes to your personal life (26:09)

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