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Manufacturing Warehouse & Logistics Fast Start™

Job Training

Program Overview

Manufacturing Warehouse & Logistics Fast Start™

The Delta College Manufacturing Warehouse & Logistics Fast Start job training program is designed for an individual with little to no experience in manufacturing who is seeking an entry level position with the opportunity for advancement. 

Employers have a high demand for logistics and warehouse employees with minimum starting pay rates for these roles $14 – $16 per hour. Job duties include: being the main point for movement of materials and packaging of products, prepare raw materials for operations, manually break down pallets of materials and products, arrange, stack and repackage materials, fork lift operation, knowledgeable and uphold health and safety standards, hands on and management of normal equipment maintenance; calibrate instrumentation; and handling of medium to heavy hand tools.

Visit delta.edu/faststart to learn if we are actively recruiting for this program and download an application. All applicants are encouraged to visit a Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! office to speak with a case manager about qualifications for financial support for training. 

This program is designed for individuals with a minimum of two years of manufacturing, skilled trades or technical work experience or two years of military experience in a technical field. Individuals with less work experience are highly encouraged to pursue the Chemical Process Technology Associate Degree.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in chemical process technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Manually move freight, stock, luggage or other materials, or perform other general labor.

median annual salary
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are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site or similar location.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Receive, store, and issue merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May operate power equipment to fill orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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About Delta's program

  • Chemical processing lab
    Hands-on learning

    Being able to learn on state-of-the-art technology in facilities like ours gives our students the training they need to become valuable employees and hit the ground running.

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Program Details

All Fast Start™ job training programs are run in collaboration with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and area employers. Fast Start™ job training is designed to get you in the workforce quickly.

Training details

  • 62 hours of training running Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm.
    Due to COVID-19, safety precautions are implemented on campus and required of all participants including wearing of a face mask, daily health screening and social distancing.
  • Classroom and hands-on training at the Delta College main campus – a forklift training facility, and online learning. Online learning may be performed using personal computer or in a Delta College computer lab.
  • Upon Completion of the program you will receive an OSHA 10 hour Safety Card, Fork Lift Certification and Delta College Manufacturing Warehouse & Logistics Fast Start Certificate of Completion.
What you'll learn

Topics of the training program include:

  • Safety
  • Computer skills
  • Basic math used in manufacturing
    Hand and power tools
  • Units of measurement
  • Procedure use
  • Communication and interviewing preparation
 Funding support

Financial support may be available to those who qualify through Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!

Facts & Figures

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Job growth expected in this field over the next 10 years.

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Full-time job placement rate for this program is 95%.