Kellogg Community College is offering a new Maintenance Technician Certificate beginning in the Fall 2022 semester.
The 16-credit program will prepare graduates for work maintaining equipment at manufacturing plants and other facilities, and it’s work that’s in demand: A needs analysis prepared by the College showed more than 12,000 current maintenance-technician related jobs currently available in the state.
Dr. Chet Dalski, director of Simulation and Special Projects at KCC, said “employers are asking for it and the industry needs it.”
Dalski said the program will result in a “stackable pathway” that in addition to employment could position graduates for further education one of the College’s Industrial Trades Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
“Overall, this new certificate would fit easily into the existing KCC Industrial Technology Program pathway, but would offer a more introductory credential that could help students quickly find employment in a career with a livable wage,” Dalski said. “It represents an opportunity to offer a college credential aligned with an in-demand career locally, statewide and at the national level that may be especially appealing to those students with little to no college education and/or limited career experience.”
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This article first appeared in the March 2022 edition of BruIN magazine. For more information visit kellogg.edu/bruin-magazine.