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Advanced Michigan Catalyst Grant Training at MCCC

Pre-Apprenticeship/Skilled Trades Readiness Program

This program provides individuals with the foundational skills for a career in the manufacturing skilled trades or to begin an apprenticeship.  It also offers opportunities for individuals to “stack” credentials.   Successful completion demonstrates that a student has the aptitude for specialized training and success in a professional career in the skilled trades.

The Advance Michigan Catalyst is a $6 million, four-year grant provided by the U.S. Department of Labor to train Michigan workers in robotics and automation.  Participants may be eligible for grant funding for this training.

The Pre-Apprenticeship/Skilled Trades Readiness Program includes four tracks:  the Pre-Apprenticeship Manufacturing Trades Track (noncredit), the Welder Training Certification Track (credit), Robot Operator Track (credit) Robot Technician Track (credit). 

*To learn more about the Advance Michigan Catalyst programs offered at MCCC that are free to those who qualify, complete the contact form. Advance Michigan Catalyst Contact Form

Pre-Apprenticeship Manufacturing Trades Track (noncredit)

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This is a non-credit program that provides individuals with the foundational skills for a skilled trade career in manufacturing; or to begin an apprenticeship program.  The training consists of shop arithmetic, machine tool blueprint reading, trade related preparation and OSHA 10 with certification.

Welder Training Certification Track (credit)

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This 10-week, for-credit American Welding Society welding training certification offered by MCCC – a member of AWS’s Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education (SENSE) – is designed to prepare an individual to begin career in welding. 

Robot Operator Track (credit)

This training provides operator-level skill and knowledge.  Operations, programming, material handling and components are covered; Roboguide and Robostudio simulation software programs are introduced.

Robot Technician Track (credit)

This training provides technical-level skill and knowledge with more advanced understanding of robot operations and programming, material handling techniques, technical system components, and two-dimensional, integrated robot vision guidance and part inspection processes.  In addition, Roboguide simulation software skills required for automation manufacturing, production operations and robotic systems engineering are covered.

CONTACT:
Cameron Albring
MCCC Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division
(734) 384-4112
calbring@monroeccc.edu

CONTACT:
Barry Kinsey
MCCC Office of Workforce Development
(734) 384-4124
bkinsey@monroeccc.edu

The Advance Michigan Catalyst is a grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor to train Michigan workers in robotics and automation. Participants may be eligible for grant funding for the training outlined on this page.

Contact Michigan Works! at (734) 240-7950.