Meet Our Team

Charles (Wes) Shelton, Director of Metrology Training and Education



Charles W. (Wes) Shelton has over 35 years of experience in Engineering, Quality Science and Management for various industries.  Wes holds a B.S. degree from Indiana State University in Mechanical Technology and a M.S. degree in HRD for Higher Education and Industry, also from Indiana State.  He has held Quality Management positions for Hyster Co., Alcoa Closure Systems International in both machinery and closure plants, and developed two manufacturing facilities for Alcoa for core pin and bottle control manufacturing.  He has also held the position of Quality Manger for Danville Metal Stamping, a major aerospace engine component manufacturer.  Since 1998 Wes has also managed his own company providing training and consulting in the Quality Sciences to major corporations in the Indiana area and has authored a text on the Fundamentals of Dimensional Inspection.  Wes is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and is an ASQ Certified Quality Inspector, Quality Technician, Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor and Six Sigma Green Belt.  He is also a judge for the ASQ International Team Excellence Award program in both preliminary and final rounds.  “I am passionate about all aspects of the Quality Processes used in business and industry and sharing this passion with others.  The Metrology Program will give individuals an opportunity to learn valuable skills to make a positive difference in their lives, their family, and in the productivity of their company.”




Quality Control & Metrology

Quality Control & Industrial Metrology

From Blueprint Reading, to Quality Concepts and Statistical Process Controls, our Quality Control courses are designed to increase your company's efficiency and productivity.  In recent years, customer expectations have increased, processes have become more complex, and continuous improvement is a MUST to maintain a competitive edge in today's marketplace.  Quality tools, techniques and problem solving strategies are needed by ALL employees - not just the ones in the Quality Department.

  • Are you having problems finding and hiring new employees with the technical skills needed to support your operations? 
  • Do you have employees that need technical training for new technologies and processes that have recently arrived at your plant?
  • Have you filled some technical positions in-house by promoting some current employees who are intelligent, work hard and show up every day, but have never had training in the skills they need to be successful?

Some of the results of these issues are increased machine downtime (cost), worker and management frustration (HR), shipping delays (customer), and increased cost of spare parts (cost) and maintenance overtime. State wide business and manufacturing companies have identified these issues are rising to the top of their concerns for their company’s future growth and sustainability.

We can help!

We are Vincennes University Business & Industry Training.  Expert faculty members with specialized certifications proudly train team members, Quality Inspectors, Technicians and Engineers and other technology based groups.  We focus on training in the Quality Sciences to ensure that all employees at any level - from the new hire to the Executive Board Room -  have the knowledge and skill to effectively use the Quality Tools and Techniques to improve the productivity of ANY organization.

Specific Topic Quality Training Classes

The Quality Training seminar style classes are typically 8 hours per day, 1 to 5 days, depending on content.  Since we are local and train in three different locations (Vincennes, Fort Branch and Jasper, IN), you won’t have to pay for hotel rooms and travel expenses like other training.  If you have several employees to train, consider bringing our training to your site for increased effectiveness.  Vincennes University understands the impact placed on a business when those key employees out of the plant and offers the opportunity for on site training. Additionally, our training is designed to actively engage each student with practical hands-on exercises in additional to the engaging classroom material.  Review the course offerings at the link below to find what classes meet your needs.  Since many of the courses offered are "On Demand" contact Metrology Program Director Wes Shelton at or by phone at 317-381-6071 to determine availability and to schedule your training.

Quality Training Seminar Classes (Coming Soon)


Industrial Metrology NOW

Our flagship Quality program is the Industrial Metrology NOW program.  This is a comprehensive 15 week program that covers all aspects of the Quality Control and Inspection functions.  The class meets for 8 hours per day, 5 days per week for 15 weeks.  This provides a total of 600 hours of contact with the student.  This program is currently offered only at our Lebanon IN facility.  The student will receive instruction in over 30 measuring instruments, from a steel rule to a Coordinate Measuring Machine, as well as in topics such as Blueprint Reading, GDT, Calibration, Statistics and Statistical Process Control and other important areas.  The student will also take the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Inspection exam and upon passing the exam will receive a CQI Certification from ASQ.  A more complete description of the program can be found at the links below.

Industrial Metrology NOW Flyer

Industrial Metrology NOW Full Outline

Program Core Subject Areas

This program is offered 2-3 times per year depending on demand.  Please contact Metrology Program Director Wes Shelton at or by phone at 317-381-6071 with any questions or to reserve your spot in the next available class. 


Below is a link to our current scheduled training.  If your need is not currently listed, please contact Metrology Program Director Wes Shelton at or by phone at 317-381-6071 with any questions or to schedule a specific training for your need.

Current Training Schedule