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Bay College recognizes area manufacturers

Bouquets and Barbs

Bouquet: Each October, manufacturers across the country open their doors to students and teachers showcasing the career potential that exists among manufacturers. The goal is to highlight the need for a robust talent pipeline as manufacturers seek to fill 4.6 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade. In support of this, Bay College would like to acknowledge our local manufacturers and the strong partnership that exists to help train and teach the next generation of skilled laborers.

“Our incredible partnerships with local companies allow us to connect students to local employment opportunities, while working to build a steady pool of highly qualified and skilled graduates to fill in-demand jobs,” said Cindy Carter, dean of Business, Technology and Workforce Training at Bay College. “These industry partners serve on our advisory boards to provide insight and direction to guide program development, they provide co-op and internship sites for students and develop apprenticeship programs to support learning.”

Bay College, in partnership with the Technology and Workforce Training Division, would like to acknowledge our area manufacturers: Advanced Blending Solutions, Anchor Coupling, BOSS Snowplow, Bramco Containers, Cal Grinding, CCI Systems, Clare Bedding, Connor Sports Flooring, Delta Manufacturing, Engineered Machine Products (EMP), Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, Fernstrum, Independent Machine Company, Lake Shore Systems Inc., Loadmaster, Louisiana Pacific, Marble’s Gun Sights, Messersmith Mfg, M.J. Electric, Nor-Fab, Northern Coating, Northern Fab, Northern Machining & Repair, Pardon, Pisces Fish Machinery, Precision Plus, Race-Driven, Race Ramps, Stewart Manufacturing, Superior Welding, Systems Control, UP Fabricating Company, UP Paper, VanAire, Verso and Wendricks Truss.

Bay College offers many of the courses and programs needed in today’s workforce to gain employment or advance in high wage, in-demand jobs including: automotive, mechatronics, computer network systems and security, water technology and welding. Many of the programs are also part of existing partnerships with local ISDs, including Delta-Schoolcraft ISD and Dickinson-Iron ISD, and offer high school students early college pathways to completion. High school students interested in a possible career in trades are encouraged to talk with their local ISD about the opportunities that exist for them while in high school.

As part of Manufacturing Month, Bay College, in partnership with the Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, will be highlighting manufacturing programs through video posts available through Bay College and DSISD Facebook pages every Friday in October. The college will also be working with the Heavy Metal Tours group in Dickinson County in partnership with the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District on a virtual outreach effort for local freshmen.

“Bay College’s commitment to student success, community success and a culture of success is stronger than ever and it is through partnerships with local school districts and manufacturers that we continue to produce top graduates who are highly skilled and ready to enter the workforce,” Carter said.

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