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Upcoming training at Macomb Community College offers pathway into the advanced manufacturing industry

– Wednesday, December 19, 2018 1:00PM

Information session scheduled for Jan. 17

To help meet the burgeoning skills gap in manufacturing in Southeast Michigan, Macomb Community College is offering three advanced manufacturing programs in early 2019. The programs, controls technician, maintenance technician and robot technician, are designed to give participating students the training needed to enter the manufacturing industry with no previous experience necessary.

An information session for the maintenance technician and robot technician programs will be held on Jan. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Macomb Community College’s M-TEC, 7900 Tank Avenue in Warren.  Those interested in the controls technician program should contact 586.498.4100 in advance of the information session.

All three programs are noncredit and full time, featuring a combination of classroom education and hands-on experience, The programs run between three and four months long, depending on the program . Those who successfully complete their program earn a certificate of completion from Macomb, an OSHA 10 card demonstrating the student meets certain OSHA requirements and certification from FANUC, a global supplier of factory automation.  Those who take the controls technician program also have the opportunity to take the Siemens Mechatronics System Certification Program Level 1 exam. More than 300 employers have hired Macomb students who have successfully completed these programs.

The controls technician program begins Jan. 28, maintenance technician Feb. 18 and robot technician March 11. Those who are unemployed may qualify for funding to assist with a portion or all of the cost of tuition. For more information and to register for the information session, go to For additional information on tuition assistance, call 586.498.4100 or email

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 38,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is 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.

Media contact: Sean M. Patrick, 586.445.7271,