May 15, 2018
Due to projected growth, there is a significant and immediate need for Chemical Process Operators. Dow Chemical in collaboration with Delta College and Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, have announced the next Delta College Chemical Process Fast StartTM job training session which will be held July 9 - October 25. This 13-week, 40 hours per week, accelerated training program is designed to prepare individuals for careers as Chemical Process Operators.
More than 96 percent of individuals who have completed Chemical Processing Fast Start™ program have received full time job offers. Operator starting pay range is $16.64 to $24.97 per hour. Financial support for training may be available through Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Applications are due on or before July 9 and are available at Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! offices or www.delta.edu/faststart.
Want to learn more? Attend an information session and meet representatives from Dow Chemical, Delta College and Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!
- 1pm, Tuesday, May 22, Saginaw, at GLB Michigan Works!
- 1pm, Thursday, May 31, Saginaw, at GLB Michigan Works!
- 1pm, Tuesday, June 5, Midland, at GLB Michigan Works!
- 1pm, Thursday, June 12, Bay City , at Wirt Public Library
- 1pm, Wednesday, June 20, Saginaw, at GLB Michigan Works!
- 1pm, Tuesday, June 26, Midland, at GLB Michigan Works!
- 1pm, Thursday, June 28, Saginaw, at GLB Michigan Works!
Individuals who have two years of work experience in manufacturing, technical or skilled trades and a high school diploma/GED may qualify to be considered. Additional work keys tests are required for admission to the training program.
Chemical Process Operators work with the handling, transporting, transferring, storage and disposal of chemicals and other materials; they operate, troubleshoot, monitor, and control both continuous and batch processes; assemble, disassemble and stage reactor systems; line up and management of valving stations and headers; connect, disconnect, load, unload and manage tanker transfer stations; perform hands on and management of normal equipment maintenance.
Limited seats are available for this training. Applications will be taken until filled.
Benefits of the program include: short term job training leading to employment, participants earn 23 academic credits at Delta College, Delta instructors have more than 20 years of experience, and 50 percent of the training is done in a hands-on lab. In addition to the Fast Start TM program, individuals who want to prepare for Chemical Process Operator careers through Delta College’s associate degree program may contact Eric Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org, 989-686-9089.