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CCE Workshops

Business & Beyond


North Central Michigan College’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) department has formed a partnership with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – Northern Lower (MMTC) to provide training and educational programs to local businesses in Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties. This partnership will provide access to Lean Business, Train the Trainer, Leadership and Secession Planning programs for businesses in the three counties.

Through this partnership, businesses will have access to the “Lean Learning Consortium” (LLC), an annual membership program providing monthly events on the Lean philosophy and processes. A membership includes two seats per enrollment in any LLC event in the state of Michigan, monthly programs and discounts on specific training programs. To join, contact CCE director Jim Tisdel at (231) 348-6613 or

Thursday, March 9
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Library Conference Rooms 1-2

This symposium will focus on how to attract entry level employees, as well as other positions, in a very tight candidate market.  Terry Vandercook, director of operations at Northwest Michigan Works!, will provide information on how apprenticeships can be used to attract preferred candidates.  Gretchen Carroll, associate dean of Business, Manufacturing and Technology at North Central, will present on what businesses should be considering to attract talent and understanding the new job seeker.  These presentations will be followed by discussion.  Lunch is included.  To register, call 231-348-6613 or email

This luncheon is part of a broader effort to attract candidates to Northern Michigan.  The series of supporting events are:

  • March 11, Job Fair, Mackinaw City Recreation Center, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • April 13, Career Fair, North Central Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.