KCC seeks applicants for free manufacturing job training program for Battle Creek residents

A female student smiles in safety goggles on a text slide that reads "Free job training, laptop, cash incentives. Eligibility requirements apply. Request information at www.kellogg.edu/iact."

Kellogg Community College is seeking applicants for a manufacturing job training program beginning in June, offered at no cost for Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines.

The College’s next Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly (KAMA) training program will run for six weeks, running June 21 through Aug. 3. The free job training is a part of KCC’s Innovative Accelerated Credentialed Training (iACT) initiative, which offers short, accelerated training programs to prepare today’s workforce for a variety of employment needs.

Training will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus, 405 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek.

The KAMA program involves a hands-on lab that applies personal and team-based skill sets and production concepts in lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, process compliance and quality. Program graduates will be prepared for entry-level production operation or technician jobs in manufacturing environments and will have earned credentials including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour General Industry Certification, the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate and 8.74 college credits.

Program enhancements include:

  • Financial Incentive Awards for course credit completion
  • Free laptop computer to allow for online learning
  • Supportive services to remove barriers
  • Career Coach wraparound services
  • Connections with local employers
  • Graduates are eligible for iACT Next Step Scholarships to pursue an associate degree or additional industry specific certifications

Individuals interested in participating in the KAMA Program offered via KCC’s iACT initiative must contact KCC at 269-565-2828 by 5 p.m. June 4. Information about the program is also available online at www.kellogg.edu/iact.

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