Skill, safety and efficiency are not matters of chance at Columbia Colstor. We ensure a high degree of competency by operating our own Training Center which is available to employees and to our community. We have several classrooms, and operate a simulated warehouse complete with racking systems and material handling equipment. Our training environment provides the opportunity for employees to earn required certifications in Forklift Operation (Class I, II, III & V), OSHA Workplace Safety Compliance subjects, Ammonia Safety, Hazard Communication, Outdoor Heat Exposure, Harassment & Workplace Violence, and Confined Space. Our managers and supervisors also attend Columbia Colstor’s Leadership University, and receive training in First Aid/CPR. The training center is just another way we reinforce our core belief: Small town integrity, World class service! If you are interested in Forklift Certification (Re-certification), Leadership Development, or Ammonia Safety training, please give us a call ( 509.765.3343 ) or email Bob Wilson (bwilson at colstor.com).
+ 4-hour Re certification training: Operator Safety, General Operations + 6-hour Certification training: Our training approach exceeds OSHA and WISHA requirements + Includes Classroom Instruction, Hands-On Training, Practical Evaluation, and Formal Certification + Our instructors are professionally certified with over 20 years of combined experience + We have trained over 3500 Operators + We offer on-site training and discounts for groups of ten or larger
Our Leadership University curriculum offers a variety of professional learning opportunities, including classes in the following subjects:
+ New Supervisor Training (101, 102, 103) + Coaching, Counseling & Employee Motivation + Conflict Management: Supervising Difficult Employees + Interpersonal & Assertiveness Skills for Leaders + Speaking Skills for Leaders + Problem-Solving & Decision-Making + Writing Effective Performance Evaluations + Quality Customer Service + Performance Management + Developing High Performance Teams + Conducting Incident Investigations
+ 3-day class: 24-Hour Emergency Response Technician Course + 1-day class: 8-Hour First Responder/Operational Refresher Training + Both classes are held each year during the first week of March