KCC seeks applicants for manufacturing training program

An overhead view of KAMA manufacturing line workers in action at the College's RMTC.

Local companies are hiring, and Kellogg Community College is looking for people who want to get to work.

KCC is seeking applicants to join the next KCC Advanced Manufacturing Assembly (KAMA) group for job training that’s free for those who meet certain requirements. The next training program is four weeks long and runs May 26 through June 26, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon Fridays.

The job training is held at the College’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center, 405 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek, and involves a working manufacturing line on which trainees will learn how to do the types of jobs they’ll be doing in the workplace.

Participants will:

  • Understand the role of a “production associate” and the manufacturing environment, including how to perform the physical demands of the job.
  • Strengthen their leadership skills, including professionalism, responsibility, time management, teamwork and accountability skills.
  • Understand workplace performance measures and standards used in the manufacturing environment.
  • Create an effective resume and learn interview techniques that will boost their confidence in the job-search process.

For more information about the KAMA job training program or to determine eligibility for grant funding or tuition reimbursement to pay for the training, contact Workforce Solutions Career Coordinator Casey Holbrook at 269-565-2804 or holbrookc@kellogg.edu or Career Coach Roy Tooke at 269-565-7979 or tooker@kellogg.edu. Information is also available online at www.kellogg.edu/work.

Employers in need of entry-level and skilled workers are also encouraged to contact KCC.

Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (M-CAM)

The KAMA workforce solution training is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

Kellogg Community College and M-CAM are equal-opportunity employers/program providers. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY users please call 1-877-878-8464 or visit www.michigan.gov/mdcr.

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