The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) is the nation’s first state level quality award using the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence and Innovation criteria in a campaign to advance innovative programs that improve quality, performance and marketplace competitiveness.
“We are very pleased to once again win an award from the Connecticut Quality Innovation Association,” said New Standard Institute President Michael V. Brown. “Previously we received recognition for our eLearning programs. This year we have reached a wider definition in the category of Education and Training, which means that our ‘Innovations’ are becoming more ‘Mainstream’ - which is good,” Brown concluded.
According to the CQIA, “the Innovation Prize is meant to stimulate interest in organizations to implement quality while fostering recognition of innovative improvements”. Awards recognize manufacturing and service companies, health care, education, government and other not-for-profit organizations.
The Awards will be presented at the CQIA Twenty Third Annual Conference on Quality and Innovation on October 29, 2010 at Water’s Edge Resort in Westbrook, Connecticut.
New Standard Institute is a training and consulting firm dedicated to improving industrial productivity with carefully crafted Management, Mechanical and Electrical Skills training programs. Through creative seminar, classroom, computer- and web-based training, the company focuses on the changing needs of management, supervision, and skilled maintenance personnel.