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Macomb Community College event to address solutions to the manufacturing talent shortage

– Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00AM

Chuck Hadden, president and CEO of the Michigan Manufacturers Association will be keynote speaker on Jan. 22

Across metro Detroit, manufacturers are having problems finding the skilled workers they need.  In this environment, dependable, cost-effective training can make a big difference.

For employers who are facing a talent shortage, or expect to have one soon, Macomb Community College is hosting a breakfast event called “Solving the Manufacturing Talent Shortage with Proven Training for Your Workforce.” The event will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 8 a.m. - noon at Macomb Community College’s Michigan Technical Education Center ( M-TEC), 7900 Tank Ave., Warren. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at this link or by calling 586.498.4100.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Chuck Hadden, president and CEO of the Lansing-based Michigan Manufacturers Association. Also included will be a panel discussion and sessions on topics including:

  • Skilled trades, apprenticeship and customized certificate programs
  • Fast-paced,skill-specific, short-term training programs
  • Employer-driven courses and programs
  • Funding sources and application procedures
  • How to gain access to Macomb's exceptionally qualified students for your talent pipeline
  • Employer success stories

Event summary

Date: Jan. 22

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Location: Macomb Community College M-TEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Warren

Cost: $50 (includes breakfast)

Information /registration: Click here or call 586.498.4100

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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