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Corporate & Community Education

Business & Beyond


Monday, December 3

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

SCRC Room 536


Join Sommer Poquette with Keep It Real Social, will show you how to design a website on a bootstrap budget. The 2-hour course will compare two website builders and the difference between free and paid plans. No coding required. How to use layouts, fonts, colors and where to find images will be reviewed with hands-on practice. Beyond just the visual appeal of a website, you will learn about the importance of keywords, must have content, required policies for your website and how to integrate social media. 

Sommer Poquette is the owner and founder of Keep It Real Social, located in Petoskey, MI. Poquette has over 10 years of experience helping businesses locally, regionally and nationally use social media marketing. Let her help you simplify the steps to your business success on the web!

Computers (Microsoft Based) will be available for use in this class, however, it is encouraged you bring your own. Free WiFi is available in our classroom. The class size is limited so register early.This class is made possible because of our partnership with Crosshatch/USDA.

To register, click here.



March 9, 2019

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ellison Place, 150 Dale Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735

Employers: Hire candidates throughout Michigan at Northern Michigan's Largest Hiring Event in Gaylord!  All industries included! Hire for full-time, part-time, seasonal, apprenticeships and internships.

Early bird registration for booth space is now available for $325.  Rate increases after January 18, 2019. For more information or to register, click here.


Any questions, please call 231-348-6613 or email

michigan new jobs training program

Designed as an economic development tool, the Michigan New Jobs Training Program allows community colleges to provide training for employers that are creating new jobs and/or expanding operations in Michigan.  The training for the newly hired workers is paid by capturing the state income tax associated with the new employees' wages. These taxes are provided back to the company to be used for training. So dollars you already send to the State are given back for training your new employee. These are new positions, position that have been open for a year, or adding positions to established job titles.

This is a local program - individual community colleges work directly with employers and local economic development to support job creation.  There are no restrictions by industry or employer size.

This informative meeting will take place at; 
North Central Michigan College - Petoskey Campus
October 30, Tuesday
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Room 122 of Administration Building

Please call Corporate and Community Education for free registration;

Any questions, please call 231-348-6613 or email


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.

CNC Training

CCE can partner with you to offer customized training in the Industrial Fabrication Lab located in the Technology Building on North Central’s campus in Petoskey or in the FAB Lab, the only one of its kind in Northern Michigan. The 44-foot Fab Lab 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. CCE is committed to providing every individual and business in our community with the opportunity to reach his or her goals.


CCE’s Ergonomics - Safety Training is designed to educate individuals on how to prevent injuries among workers who do a range of motion on their jobs. 

Do you repeat the same task throughout the workday? Are work areas awkward or stationary positions? Do you lift heavy or awkward items, use excessive force to perform tasks or are you exposed to excessive vibration or extreme temperatures? Then, this training is for a workforce like yours.

Eligible businesses include accommodations, construction, hospitals and long-term health care.  The CCE instructor will bring the training, materials and practical tips. We invite you to call CCE at (231)348-6613 to schedule free ergonomic training at their location. The MIOSHA CET Grant funds training.


lean learning

Northern Michigan’s Lean Learning Consortium is a member-based support network for those pursuing LEAN. Lean methods used in manufacturing, health care, hospitality, offices, education and many environments dramatically increase productivity and provide the teamwork atmosphere that encourages greater employee retention and participation.

North Central Michigan College’s Corporate & Community Education Department (CCE) and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – Northern Lower Michigan (MMTC) are pleased to bring the Consortium to Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties.

Become a member of North Central’s regional group of professionals committed to sharing ideas and learning best practices in the discovery of Lean principles. Membership provides all the Lean Learning Consortium privileges in any event in the state of Michigan.

Not a member yet of Lean Learning Consortium? Call us today!

In partnership with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.

Watch for these classes!


CCE offers monthly Lean training, consulting and networking opportunities through the Lean Learning Consortium of Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan.  

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

  • December 14 – Christmas Party


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

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.