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Delta College to offer two-week manufacturing job training program

September 2, 2021

A job training program at Delta College will equip individuals with the skills necessary for entry-level jobs in manufacturing, a type of job that is in high demand right now.  

The Manufacturing Warehouse and Logistics Fast Start™ program will train people in the areas of safety, computer skills, hand and power tools, procedure use and communications. Interview preparation will also be provided. The program includes classroom and hands-on training on Delta’s main campus and at a forklift facility.

Jennifer Carroll, director of Corporate Services for Delta, said the program was developed in response to a high demand from regional employers for these types of roles.

“By collaborating with employers, Delta built the training to give participants the skill sets they need to be successful on the job. Our partnership with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! makes Fast Start possible and employment a reality for many individuals. It’s a win for the employer, training participant and the community,” said Carroll.

Apply by October 1

The program is open to individuals with a high school education or GED. No prior experience is necessary. Upon completion, students will earn a fork lift certification, OSHA 10-hour safety card and certificate of completion.

The program runs October 11-21. The deadline to apply is October 1 at

Virtual informational sessions will be offered to individuals interested in the program. Call Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! at 989-631-3073 to register.

Sessions will take place:

  • August 31, 2-4pm
  • September 7, 5-7pm
  • September 9, 10am-noon
  • September 14, 2-4pm
  • September 16, 9-11am
  • September 21, 5-7pm

Financial support is available to eligible individuals through Michigan Works! For more information, contact Beth Yett at 989-631-3073 ext. 230 or 

About Fast Start

Delta College Fast Start™ training programs are offered when area employers project open jobs. Programs have been developed for many roles, including chemical processing operator, solar manufacturing and customer service representative.

More than 1,110 people have been trained through the programs with full-time job placement rates at more than 90 percent, making the program effective at addressing talent needs.

For more information, email

Written by Leah Twilley, Communications Specialist.