Professional, workforce & Talent Development, customized and short-term Training, and lifelong learning
Mid's Workforce and Economic Development offers a wide range of educational and development opportunities that serve students, local employers, and community members seeking to expand their personal and professional skills and interests.
Community members of all ages can participate in lifelong learning and professional training courses, either on Mid's campuses or through our educational online provider Ed2Go. Whether you want to learn a new art form, develop better computer skills, or expand your knowledge about a topic of interest--Lifelong Learning offerings have something for you.
Community members looking to develop their professional skills to seek better or new employment can be trained in nine weeks or less through our short-term training and non-credit programs. These include CNA (Certified Nurse Aide), phlebotomy, truck driving, welding, plastics manufacturing, and local detention and corrections (which can be completed in one year). We also offer online interactive training and certification programs.
Area businesses can request customized training programs that equip their employees with specific skills to move their business forward or to stay up-to-date on certifications and new or emerging industry practices. We offer a variety of trainings in areas that include safety, manufacturing, and health care.
Area businesses can work cooperatively with Mid Michigan College to become intern or apprentice placement sites, adding talented Mid students to their staff. Not only do our students benefit from the rich experiential learning that happens on the job, but employers benefit from gaining an extra set of hands and the ability to shape their future talent pools.
Area businesses seeking business planning and expansion assistance, marketing solutions, etc, can receive assistance through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Mid is proud to be the mid-Michigan area site location for a regional branch of the SBDC, which is located at our Morey Technical Center in Mt. Pleasant.
Mid Michigan College students participate in internships and co-op placements, some of which are necessary to complete their programs of study. Students requiring placement in these experiential learning programs should contact our department.
To read the 2015-2016 Annual Report of Mid's Division of Talent and Business Solutions, click the photo below.