More Than $1.9 Million Helps Train Area Workers for High-Skilled, High-Wage Positions
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan Works! Employment and Training Consortium and Mid Michigan Community College officials announced the dedication of the newest Michigan Technical Education CenterSM (M-TEC), at Mid Michigan Community College today.This center was made possible through an MEDC grant totaling more than $1.9 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 industrial trades and construction.
“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 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, twelve 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 and now Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison.
“Mid Michigan Community College is indeed pleased to be the newest member of Michigan’s M-TEC family,” said Ronald G. Verch, president of Mid Michigan Community College.“We are very excited about our new capacity to enhance the region’s economic vitality through the state of the art education and training programs in the industrial and construction trades.The College also wants to thank its many partners in making this facility a reality, in particular, the MEDC.”
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.