Kellogg Community College is now seeking applicants for the next round of their free job training for manufacturing positions.

KCC says that the next Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly program begins September 17, and will run for four weeks. Training takes place from 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday through October 17.

The training is free for Battle Creek residents who meet certain income guidelines.

The KAMA program teaches a wide variety of things, including:

  • Foundational-skills and technical training in manufacturing

  • Career coaches to help with goal setting, academic advising, barrier removal and job placement

  • Financial literacy training

  • Built-in work-based learning activities

  • Exposure to industrial trades academic programs and careers

  • Industry recognized credentials

As well, those in the training will receive help from career coaches, gain OSHA and WorkKeys Cerification, and 8.74 college credits. By graduation, the trainees will understand how to carry out an entry level manufacturing role, how to create a resume, and skills like time management and accountability.

The training takes place at KCC's Regional Manufacturing Technology Center in the Fort Custer Industrial Park.

The program is a part of KCC's Innovative Accelerated Credentialed Training initiative, which is designed to provide short training programs to help increase the employment outlook of participants.

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