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Employer Services

Custom Workforce Training • Interns • Employee Recruitment • Facility Rentals

Lake Michigan College is proud to strengthen area businesses and organizations by providing essential services like employee and intern recruitment, Custom Workforce Training and spaces for meetings and events.  

Contact Debbie Gillespie
Phone: (269) 926-4293
Email: gillespie@lakemichigancollege.edu to learn more. 



Training can:

Increase a company’s income on a ‘per employee’ basis...Significantly increase a company’s profit margin [and]...Increase shareholder return”

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

Custom Workforce Training

In today’s rapidly evolving professional environment, your employees must have up-to-date knowledge and skills in order for your business to succeed. Lake Michigan College has helped hundreds of organizations by creating Custom Workforce Training solutions that make learning convenient and efficient for employers and employees. LMC will design and deliver training programs at your optimal times and locations with results that meet your unique needs and requirements. 

Rely on LMC’s vast network of instructors, organizations and consultants to deliver world-class experience and knowledge to your staff.

Some of LMC most popular trainings have included leadership consulting, organizational planning, and technical training in health science, advanced manufacturing and administrative services.

Here’s a sample of how Custom Workforce Training can benefit your organization:

  • Increase performance and productivity
  • Attract and retain talent
  • Strengthen organization culture
  • Foster creativity
  • Better serve customers
  • Improve your bottom line

Contact Ken Flowers for details at flowers@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 927-8619.



Student Interns

Lake Michigan College provides free recruitment and placement services for employers seeking short-term student interns. Hiring an intern not only provides extra help to you, it helps a future generation of professionals gain valuable real-world experience.  

LMC provides businesses with:

  • A source of student workers for part-time or short-term needs
  • An opportunity to pre-screen potential hires with no obligation
  • An avenue for direct input into college education and training

LMC will advertise your internship opportunity and facilitate interviews with your chosen candidates before hiring. A representative from LMC will perform a site visit and follow up evaluations.


“The staff at LMC listened carefully to understand our needs and had the flexibility to provide the services we desired.”

 Peg Kohring, Midwest Regional Director,
The Conservation Fund

Employee Recruitment Assistance

Advertise your job openings at no cost with LMC’s online employment service.  Gain access to a database of almost 1,000 job seekers of all ages and abilities including:

  • Current LMC students
  • Recent college graduates
  • Experienced LMC alumni
  • Job seekers from around the region

LMC also hosts career fairs, where employers can meet face-to-face with motivated candidates.

Register with College Central to participate.


Hold Your Event on an LMC Campus

Lake Michigan College has campus locations in Benton Harbor, South Haven and Niles. Each space serves as a regional destination for meetings and community gatherings when facilities are available.

Niles Campus at Bertrand Crossing
lakemichigancollege.edu/Niles
1905 Foundation Drive, Niles MI 49120
Contact jschaeffer@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 695-1391

South Haven Campus
lakemichigancollege.edu/SouthHaven
125 Veterans Boulevard, South Haven MI 49090
Contact jburleson@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 639-8442

Benton Harbor Campus
lakemichigancollege.edu/BentonHarbor
2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact maxson@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 927-6120 

The Mendel Center
themendelcenter.com

From dinners for 1,000 guests in the Grand Upton Hall, to business gatherings for a dozen people in one of our many meeting rooms, The Mendel Center is one of the region’s most versatile conference, meeting and performance centers. The Mendel Center houses two impressive performance stages and 12 customizable meeting spaces with room for 10 to 1,600 people. 

The Mendel Center staff will help you select the right space and guide you through designing a plan for food, beverages and room set-up to make this your best event yet.

Contact at bwatts@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 927-8606.  

Hanson Technology Center
lakemichigancollege.edu/technology

The new Hanson Technology Center houses LMC’s advanced manufacturing and energy production programs and features  several bright and beautiful spaces that are perfectly sized for meetings or trainings.

Contact cdee@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 927-4851.