Does this training come with any type of professional certification? I only ask because this scenario would make me hesitate. As a smaller company is the program beneficial to you, does it align with your goals. You would need to determine whether this program would be something you want to pursue as a business whole, because having someone trained will do you no good unless the business adopts the program into its quality system. Further, there seems to be a reasonable demand for quality professionals with Six Sigma qualification, so I would be wondering if an employee which recieves this training might just start shopping around for other employment. I realize that sounds bad, but it would be an honest concern for me. I wouldn’t want to hold any employee back, but I also wouldn’t want to hand a good employee a ticket to a higher salary position which I would have to compete with in order to keep them.
In your situation, I wouldn’t pursue this training unless I was considering implementing Six Sigma as a whole, and if I were thinking of doing that, I would likely want more than just one trained employee.