Programs to Grow Business

Marshall area companies benefit from numerous programs offered by organizations and higher-learning institutions. These offerings help employees enhance skills, assist management to implement innovative strategies, and ultimately grow their businesses. Learn more about some of these programs below.

Michigan Works!

Michigan Works! Association and System has a history of innovation to provide service and support to the Michigan workforce development system, and is an integral partner in the state’s economic future. Services include screening and hiring programs, on-the-job training funds, worker opportunity tax credits and ongoing training strategies. Connect with Michigan Works! 

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Assisting small and medium-sized businesses since 1991, The Center provides seminars, training, and other services to help develop business leaders, drive innovation, and promote strategies for businesses to grow and achieve greater profitability. Learn more about The Center’s offerings here.

Regional Manufacturing Technology Center

The Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC) at Kellogg Community College (KCC) is home to KCC’s Industrial Trades and Workforce Solutions department. The department’s innovative approach provides training on a walk-in basis or scheduled to meet production schedules; and can happen at the worksite, RMTC, or any other community location.

Advanced Manufacturing Career Consortium

Formed in 2011, the Advanced Manufacturing Career Consortium, affiliated with Kalamazoo Valley Community College is made up of 158 area manufacturing companies and 17 service provider organizations. The group meets quarterly to network and develop innovative and integrated strategies for training, apprenticeships and career advancement.

Regional Intermediate School Districts

Michigan Intermediate School Districts (ISD) are governmental agencies organized at the county or multi-county level that partner with and assist local school districts to provide programs and services. The Calhoun County ISD is a key partner in Marshall’s workforce development.