The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board Inc. and Macomb Community College officials announced the opening of the newest Michigan Technical Education CenterSM (M-TEC), at Macomb Community College today. This center was made possible through an MEDC grant totaling $5 million.
This center will train workers in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand occupations, specifically tailored to meet the needs of local businesses. The center’s training will target the occupational areas of information technology for manufacturing and general manufacturing and production methods.
“M-TECs are the future of high-tech skills training in Michigan,” said Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “The self-paced and on-demand training will help Michigan’s workforce compete in the global economy.”
The new center will be one of 18 M-TECs across the state. Currently, thirteen of the 18 centers are open 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, Montcalm Community College in Greenville, Mott Community College in Howell Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Southwestern Michigan College in Niles, St. Clair Community College in Port Huron, Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison and now Macomb Community College in Warren.
“Macomb’s M-TEC facility is a highly visible and distinctive symbol of the college’s commitment to serve the training and workforce development needs of the county, “ said Dr. Albert Lorenzo, president of Macomb Community College. “The myriad of partnerships that are behind the vision and construction of this facility, including the state, the City of Warren, local business and labor organizations, and the Macomb legislative delegation, is a testament to what can be accomplished when we all work together to benefit the community as a whole.”
M-TECs are designed to train workers in a variety of technical positions. Michigan has invested more than $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.