As Michigan’s Going Pro initiative aims to increase the number of people choosing professional trade careers, Kirtland Community College is not only offering trade degree programs for students, but is also supporting Going Pro goals from the other side: by providing customized training courses for local industry companies to further develop employees’ skills.
Forest product manufacturers have jobs, jobs, jobs! (and great pay!!)
If you haven’t heard of the huge surge in the number of wood products manufacturing and production companies in northern Michigan, where have you been? A new, 500,000+ square foot production plant, long-term industry giants like Georgia Pacific and Weyerhauser, and fistfuls of others you might not have heard of … but will blow your socks off regardless once you see the technology and production processes they’re using — are you the person they’re looking for to expand their rock-solid teams
Get the skills you need to get into this growing field FAST!
Do you like solving problems to keep things running smoothly? Can you see the bigger picture and think you have what it takes to keep critical automated processes running at max capacity on the kind of equipment you’ll find in manufacturing and production facilities all over northern Michigan…not to mention anywhere in the country if you’re getting an itch to try a different town, city or even state?
Get way ahead of the game!
Do you like to solve problems with your head and your hands? Do you have some great skills that you want to put to work? Are you ready to make serious bank?
Don’t want an office job? Don’t want to spend four years (or more?) in college? Good for you! You sound like someone who is a perfect fit for a professional trades career.
Politicians, employers and educators continue to make a big deal out of professional trades, and for lots of good reasons.
People certified in a professional trade are in demand. Employers have been saying for years that they have jobs to fill, but have a hard time finding qualified applicants.
Training and certification often are in the way of filling professional trades jobs. If you are thinking about working with your hands (and your head!) in a well-paying field, we’d like to help you be ready. If you’ve been working and are ready for that promotion or a better job elsewhere, we can help.
Northern Michigan high-school students recently took advantage of events created by key players in the skilled-trades movement — commonly referred to as professional trades. Driven by National Manufacturing Day, a Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program grant to provide Michigan community colleges funding to help deliver educational programs in high-wage, high-skill and high-demand occupations, Kirtland […]