Applicants sought for manufacturing job training program at KCC

A free training program that begins Sept. 17 at Kellogg Community College will provide experience on a working manufacturing line.  The program is offered at no cost to Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines.

The Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly (KAMA) training program will run for four week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays ath KCC's Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus, 405 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek. The program ends Oct. 17.

Participants who successfully complete the program receive industry-recognized credentials. They will be prepared for entry-level production operation or technician jobs in manufacturing environments. Their credentials will include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour General Industry Certification and the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate.

The program includes:

• Foundational-skills and technical training in manufacturing

• Career coaches to help with goal setting, academic advising, removing barriers and job placement

• Financial literacy training

• Work-based learning activities

• Exposure to industrial trades academic programs and careers.

There also will be an option to enroll in a paid work experience at Goodwill at the program's end.

And by the end of the program, graduates will understand an entry-level production operator or technician role in a manufacturing environment; acquire personal skills in professionalism, time management, teamwork and accountability; learn industrial quality, performance and safety standards; create a resume and learn effective interview and job-search strategies; have earned 8.74 college credits.

For more information or to determine eligibility for the program, contact KCC's Workforce Solutions Department at 269-565-2828. Information about the program is also available online at
Employers in need of entry-level and skilled workers are also encouraged to contact KCC.

Source: Kellogg Community Colllege

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Kathy Jennings is the managing editor of Southwest Michigan's Second Wave. She is a freelance writer and editor.
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