Candidates must be selected to take part in Career Academy programming. The selection process is based on each industry’s specific requirements for employment. Applicants must successfully complete an application, pass prerequisite testing, interview, and meet applicable physical requirements to take part in the training.
Getting students into the workforce fast is our mission. We’re proud of our results: more than 96% of our wind turbine technician academy alumni work in the wind industry and more than 92% of our police academy alumni work in law enforcement - the highest in the state! (Compared to a statewide average of 69%)
Because the Career Academies at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are developed in cooperation with industry leaders, participants are prepared for new and emerging careers. Area employers are consulted before academies are launched to ensure that our students are ready for placement in existing jobs. Job prospects for people in the fields of human services, health sciences and skilled trades are expected to continue to rise.
Patient Care Assistant (Kalamazoo/Portage)
$22,340 - $35,850
$23,830 - $36,590
Wind Turbine Technician (U.S.)
$36,970 - $76,250