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Michigan Economic Development Corporation Announces the Grand Opening of the M-TECSM at Oakland Community College

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Jennifer Kopp
(517) 335-4590

$5 Million Grant Helps Train Area Workers for High-Skilled, High-Wage Positions

$5 Million Grant Helps Train Area Workers for High-Skilled, High-Wage Positions

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Oakland Community College officials announced the grand opening of the newest Michigan Technical Education CenterSM (M-TEC), at the Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills campus today.This center was made possible through a $5 million MEDC grant.

This center, will train workers in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand occupations, specifically tailored to meet the needs of local businesses.This center’s trainings specifically target the workers in the information technology occupation area.

“M-TECs are the future of high-tech, technical skills training in Michigan,” said Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.“The self-paced and instructed trainings will help Michigan’s workforce compete in the global economy.”

The new center will be one of 18 M-TECs across the state.Currently, seven of the 18 centers are opened to students including: Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids Community College in Holland, Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo and now Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills.

M-TECs are designed to train workers in a variety of technical positions.Michigan has invested $60 million to establish these centers throughout the state.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.

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