The Production Technician Academy at Kalamazoo Valley was designed by local employers who were looking for a way to fill local manufacturing jobs with qualified production workers. Local employers have contributed scholarships which will cover the $1,600 fee for those who are not eligible for publicly-funded training grants, as determined by Michigan Works! Kalamazoo/St. Joseph Counties.
"The Production Technician Academy is an excellent opportunity for recent high school graduates to learn new skills and go to work for a company that values investing in their employees. The manufacturing industry continues to offer their employees benefits such as tuition reimbursement, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and career advancement," said Cindy Buckley, Executive Director for Training and Development.
The Production Technician Academy, housed at Kalamazoo Valley’s Groves Campus, is a competency-based, fast-track, industry-designed training program to prepare production workers for an advanced manufacturing environment. The training is meant to prepare graduates for entry-level positions and successful, long-term careers in manufacturing. Graduates receive a transcript of demonstrated skills and competencies that manufacturers recognize and value.
Applications to the Production Technician Academy are accepted all year long. For more information go to http://www.kvcc.edu/training, call 269-353-1290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.