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


North Central’s Corporate & Community Education department is now partnering with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to offer Lean training, consulting and networking opportunities not previously available in our region.  The newly formed Lean Learning Consortium of Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties invites LLC members to two Lean Practices tours this fall.

Friday, September 9, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mitchell Graphics

2363 Mitchell Park Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770


Mitchell Graphics is a print and digital communications firm with locations in Petoskey and Traverse City, founded in 1972 and members of LLC since 2012.  Craig Schrage will be our host, discussing their lean journey and providing a tour of the facility at 9 a.m. 

Please park in the front lot and enter through the main entrance. 

Friday, October 14, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Link Industries

2208 S. Straits Highway

Indian River, MI 49749


Link Industries opened its cutting tool manufacturing operations plant in Indian River in 1952.  Today, Link is in transition, investing in new equipment, skills training and processes that will make Link competitive in today’s market.  Jeff Veryser will host LLC members and share Link’s progress and challenges in becoming lean. 

Link is located north of Indian River on Straits Highway, one mile north of the golf course on the left.  Please park in the main lot.