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Corporate & Community Education

Business & Beyond


CCE offers customized job skills training for companies with programs tailored to meet specific individual and industry needs.  CCE training provides:

  • Skills to match high-demand fields
  • Training on current technology and equipment
  • Hands-on experience-based learning
  • Convenient schedule and location
  • Certification of Completion recognized by industries
  • CNC training

CCE can partner to offer customized training in the Industrial Fabrication Lab located in the Technology Building on North Central’s campus in Petoskey or in the mobile Fab Lab. The only one of its kind in Northern Michigan, the 44-foot trailer contains 12 state-of-the-art computers loaded with design software Surfcam, Mastercam and AutoCad, a Haas OL-1 CNC lathe turning center and a Haas OM-1A milling center. 

Please call 231-348-6613 or email to arrange customized staff training at your location.


CCE’s Ergonomic Safety Training is designed to prevent injuries among workers in long-term health care, hospitals and accommodations. This year CCE received MIOSHA funds to offer free ergonomic safety training.  The CCE instructor brings materials, instruction and practical tips to hospital, hotel and long-term care workers across the region.  Eligible businesses are invited to call CCE at 231-348-6613 to schedule free ergonomic training at their location.


lean learning

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 Succession 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.


CCE offers monthly Lean training, consulting and networking opportunities through the Lean Learning Consortium of Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan.  Please join the LLC for the Lean tours and training this fall.

The meetings are held from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at various locations, unless otherwise noted.

  • March 9 - Mitchell Graphics
  • April 13 - Lean Champion Celebration (Location TBD)
  • May 11 - Tube Fab, Afton MI 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • June 8 - Mitchell Graphics, Petoskey, MI 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

North Central Michigan College’s Corporate and Community Education department is offering Lean Manufacturing Champion Certification to area businesses.  This six-month training will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer.

The trainings will be on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trainings will be held in various manufacturing facilities in the area.

 For more information on the Lean Learning Consortium or this certification series, contact Jim Tisdel, director of Corporate and Community Education at 231-348-6822 or

lean overview workshop series is booked for the second Tuesday of the month.

All sessions are 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Room 536, SCRC

$95 per person, per session

March 13 - Lean Value Stream Mapping

April 10 - Lean Office Simulation

May 8 - 5s Workplace Organization

June 12 - Manufacturing Simulation

We will be offering:

May 16 - Train the Trainer Workshop


Not a member yet?

To join, contact CCE director Jim Tisdel at (231) 348-6613 or

Call 231-348-6613 to join today!

In partnership with Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.