Training opportunities are available for job seekers

Interested in exploring your options? Contact an Employment Specialist today at a Michigan Works! Southwest Service Center to get connected with powerful training opportunities designed to grow careers and provide the skilled workers employers need.

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When employers need to fill positions with skilled workers, we can help with on-the-job training. Michigan Works! Southwest helps bridge the gap for motivated job seekers that need new skills with federally funded training programs to help employers find candidates that are ready for new career challenges. Connecting great candidates with new job opportunities benefits employers, families, and communities.

Contact your local Michigan Works! office to learn more about on-the-job training opportunities.

Connecting job seekers with training opportunities

Looking for new employment opportunities? Michigan Works! has programs available to provide scholarships to help you go back to school for training: learn new skills and find long-term careers in an in-demand, high-wage field.

Training opportunities include on-the-job training with local employers, skills upgrading, and occupational skills training. Our Employment Specialists can help you explore options that match the skills you already have or help you on the path to exciting new career opportunities.

Training Opportunities through Michigan Works! Southwest

Michigan Works! Southwest Training

Michigan Works! Southwest assists employers in the development of a qualified workforce by providing training opportunities to incumbent and future employees. Working with employers within industry sectors such as agriculture, energy, healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing, Michigan Works! Southwest strives to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of each employer.

Adult and Dislocated Worker Services

Adult and Dislocated Worker Services are funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and provide job search assistance and retraining to individuals who are considered low income or who are receiving or eligible to receive unemployment compensation or food assistance. The purpose of the services is to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete.

Training Opportunities from our Partners
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Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly

Fort Custer Industrial Park, in Battle Creek, MI

KAMA offers a 4 ½ week manufacturing employee training program held at the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (KCC’s West Campus). Gain the skills you need for an entry level production operator position, and get assistance with placement in a local manufacturing company.

Training includes 2 weeks of production assembly training on a simulated production line, as well as over 2 weeks of college level classes to prepare employees with skills in math, writing, professionalism, computers, OSHA 10 safety, resume writing, and interviewing. Upon successful completion, Career Coordinators will assist students with job placement. The program is grant-funded so that it can be offered at no cost to the students.

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Branch Area Careers Center

Technical / Enrichment Evening Programs, in Coldwater, MI

BACC offers multiple computer, technical, industrial, trades, enrichment and self-improvement classes offered in partnership with Kellogg Community College. Offered on a rotating basis, you may see everything from Microsoft Windows to Practical Welding to FANUC robotics. Register online or by calling (517) 279-5753.

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Momentum / KVCC Production Tech Adademy

The Momentum / KVCC Production Tech Academy is a hands-on life skills and technical training program designed to prepare students for long-term careers in manufacturing and lifelong success.

For more information on either programs open enrollment:

Call (269) 348-0978 or Email:

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Center for Online Education

The COE is an independent organization with resources to assist with online college.

Michigan Works! Southwest Training Opportunities

Michigan Training Connect

MiTC is your gateway to planning your professional career. Search for training programs and educational opportunities throughout Michigan.

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Post-Secondary education opportunities in Michigan

Area Career and Technical Education Program
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Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency

KRESA offers educational programming throughout Kalamazoo County including Education for Employment.

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St. Joseph County Career & Technical Education

The SJC-CTE offers high school students career training opportunities in Centreville, Colon, Constantine, Mendon, Sturgis, Three Rivers, and White Pigeon.

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Branch Area Careers Center

Welcoming juniors and seniors from Bronson, Coldwater, and Quincy community schools and other participating school districts, offering community education courses.

Michigan Works! Southwest Training Opportunities

Calhoun Area Careers Center

Assists Calhoun area residents with vocational training and life-long learning.

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