The mission of Workforce Development is to identify and respond to the ongoing and future needs of the region and serve as Lake Michigan College’s liaison for economic and workforce development activities.
Workforce Development acts as a focal point between businesses and organizations in the region and the college. The major services include:
Community Outreach - as a point-of-contact for the college, Workforce Development is positioned to listen to the needs of businesses and organizations and to be their advocate in the areas of workforce development, training, and education.
Business and Industry Contract Training - Workforce Development works closely with businesses and organizations in a consultative role to develop specific training programs that best meet their needs. Workforce Development prides itself on listening to clients and recommending training and education that will meet an organization’s need to solve problems or advance a firm’s workforce. Workforce Development is able to provide customized training by calling upon the resources of the college and outside individuals accustomed to working with businesses.
- On-company-site credit courses
- On-company-site or on campus non-credit training programs
Continuing Education Classes - The Workforce Training Institute provides business and professional development programs that provide the individual business person and his/her organization with information for continuous improvement. The theories and skills discussed in these non-credit classes apply to small, large, non-profit, and government organizations. Unique programs includes:
- Community Leadership Academy
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Ed2Go Pro (online courses)
- Certified Nurse Aide
- Pharmacy Technician
- Computer classes
Workforce Service Programs - Grant- funded Programs – Workforce Development administers economic development and job training grants with strategic partners such as MichiganWORKS! to enhance the employability skills of the area workforce by providing instruction and curriculum consultation. Course delivery may be to employees of a grant eligible company or to individuals who are unemployed and need specific skill development.
Testing Service Center - Authorized site for GED testing and WorkKeys Assessment Testing assists in matching the right person to the right job.
High School Partnerships - Cisco Academy classes are taught at M-TEC. It is a comprehensive e-learning program that provides students with knowledge and skills in preparation for industry standard certifications.
M-TEC Room and Facilities Rental – Services include facilities, audio-visual, and breakout rooms.