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Associated Industries

Associated Industries

Shelby County Associated Industries, Inc. (SCAI) is comprised of local industrial companies who, although different, are united to meet their collective educational and training needs. We strive to achieve the following parameters:

  • Communicate!  Keep everyone involved and knowledgeable about what is going on in the industrial arena.
  • Build relationships between companies
  • Workforce Training
  • Share Best Practices
  • Partner with Local Agencies
  • Remove Barriers

Contact Libby Adams (libby@scidf.com) to join and get access to bi-monthly guest speakers, stronger community relationships, best practices and workforce training.

Training Consortium

In an ever-changing world, we support our local workforce with opportunities and skills to stay in the game. The training opportunities are open to any SCAI member in good standing. Members have first choice of all course offerings, but courses may be made available to non-members if class size permits.

Leadership for Managers

Deadline to register is Dec. 30, 2022
Time:  8:30 a.m. – Noon
Dates: Tuesdays Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: Stratton Community Center – 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, Ky 40065
Cost: $1,500 ($750 for SCAI members)
Instructor: Doug Semenick, Semenick and Associates
The purpose of this course is teach, apply and reinforce skills proven to produce excellence in management. This Intensive involves personal goal setting, classroom sessions with learning teams, coaching at the worksite, and a personal action and a 10-week follow through plan to reinforce the learning over the next 90 days.

Leadership for Supervisors

Deadline to register is Dec. 30, 2022
Time:  1 – 4:30 pm
Dates: Tuesdays Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: Stratton Community Center – 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, Ky 40065
Cost:  $1,400 ($700 for SCAI members)
Instructor: Doug Semenick, Semenick and Associates
The purpose of this course is to teach, apply and reinforce effective Front Line Leader skills for people in a leadership role who have limited authority and work directly with front line workers. It involves personal goal setting, classroom sessions with learning teams, coaching at the worksite, a personal action and 10-week follow through plan to reinforce the learning over the next 90 days.

Working with Emotional Intelligence

Deadline to register is Jan. 10, 2023
Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023
Location: Stratton Community Center – 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, Ky 40065
Cost: $250 ($125 for SCAI members)
Instructor: Doug Semenick, Semenick and Associates
This seminar explores how you can boost productivity, lead more effectively, and enjoy more satisfying relationships through Emotional Competence.

Team Building for Team Leaders

Deadline to register is Feb. 24, 2023
Time:  1 – 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Tuesdays March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Location: Stratton Community Center – 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, Ky 40065
Cost: $1,300 ($650 for SCAI members)
Instructor: Doug Semenick, Semenick and Associates
Team Building for Team Leaders is a set of five interactive workshops designed for Team Leaders to help them develop, sustain, and progressively improve healthy and productive work teams. Team Leaders will learn to focus their efforts on proven leadership and team building strategies including effective communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and building a culture focused on results. The lessons are designed to implement immediately at the worksite and the program includes construction of a personal 90-day roll-out plan.

Personal Management Skills

Deadline to register is March 7, 2023
Time:  1 – 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Wednesdays March 22, 29, April 5
Location: Stratton Community Center – 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, Ky 40065
Cost: $400 ($200 for SCAI members)
Instructor: Doug Semenick, Semenick and Associates
In these difficult times, all of us can improve our relationship, stress, and time management skills to be more effective and build stronger, happier relationships at work and at home. Our culture has been impacted by the combined stresses of Covid-19, the economy, the demands of change, uncertainty, and much more. Personal Management Skills are foundational to effectiveness, both personally and professionally. We have designed this three-session workshop with a layered-learning approach, to focus on developing tools for immediate application. To extend the learning experience and develop positive and healthy habits, participants will develop a 90-day personal action plan.

Project Management

Deadline to register is April 12, 2023
Time:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dates: April 27 – 28
Location: Stratton Community Center – 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, Ky 40065
Cost: $500 ($250 for SCAI members)
Instructor: Doug Semenick, Semenick and Associates
This course provides hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of project management. Participants will learn the five project management processes and nine knowledge areas in alignment with Project Management Institute (PMI) Standards.

Build Trust, Credibility and Respect to Improve Retention

Time: TBD
Dates: TBD
Location: Live Online
Rate: $50 for SCAI members, $100 for non-members
Instructor: Merle Heckman, Dale Carnegie Training and Professional Development
In this module, you learn the difference between trust, credibility and respect, and how their nuances contribute to your ability to lead people to great heights. Building and restoring trust is not easy, but using the right techniques and tools will engender a healthy environment that engages people and ensures you retain them. Download full course description.

Past Courses

Contact our training coordinator, charlie@scidf.com, if you would like to request a repeat of any past courses.

Spanish as a Second Language
Instructor:  Jefferson Community & Technical College
This course facilitates functional workplace conversation.  It is a great base to help your teams operate more smoothly and efficiently.

Conflict Resolution
Instructor: 
JCTC
The aim of conflict management training is to introduce practical conflict resolution techniques and strategies that managers and team leaders can effectively utilize when managing conflict in the workplace.

Six Sigma Green Belt
Instructor: Advantage Kentucky Alliance
Six Sigma training and certification workshops introduce participants to the DMAIC process, a quality improvement and problem-solving methodology used to advance business performance. Participants learn how to improve the efficiency of their production process while simultaneously eliminating waste from the process. This training engages participants in small group projects to gain “hands on” experience by examining improvement opportunities at their workplace.

Online Workforce Retention Bootcamp
Instructor: Magnet Culture
The struggle to retain today’s new workforce is real. This course is designed to help you keep people longer. Shift manager mindsets and bridge generational gaps, so you can help be part of the solution to reduce turnover costs, increase employee loyalty, and ensure high-quality products and services are delivered.

Adult CPR and First Aid
Instructor: Patty Sweasy
This is a comprehensive adult CPR and First Aid Course eligible for certification (to be awarded at the completion of the course). 


The Shelby County Associated Industries, Inc.—Training Consortium will work to administer all course offerings with the hope that we meet the following objectives:

  • Provide training opportunities for local employers and their workforce.
  • Be flexible in our schedule of course offerings to meet the needs of all local industry.
  • Secure various grants to help offset costs.
  • Ensure this program is easy to use and meets all employer’s needs.
  • Improve the quality of our workforce, both for today and for the future.

Sharing Costs

The efforts of this consortium help provide all involved with unique opportunities to share costs for training and to obtain funding to help lessen the financial burden on our local industries.

The Consortium obtains funding from different grant sources. We strive to utilize all sources available to us.