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Manufacturing in the 21st Century

Expanding the workforce pipeline into manufacturing

Welcome to the world of Advanced Manufacturing - 21st century style. Where welders, production operators/technicians, CNC machinists, and multi-skilled technicians are well-respected and in high demand. Where the work is constantly evolving and the possibilities and opportunities created by new technology are exciting and seemingly limitless. Here the floors are clean, the equipment is high-tech, the work areas are airy and open, the pay is good and the future is promising.

And, despite what you may have heard, manufacturing is not just about automobiles anymore. Highly skilled advanced manufacturing technicians are needed to produce computers, aerospace components, prosthetic limbs and surgical equipment, guitars, and much more.


Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (MCAM)

Through the Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (MCAM) grant, Lansing Community College is part of a group of eight Michigan community colleges, working together, to build capacity to meet the current and future workforce needs of manufacturing employers. Our goal is to expand the workforce pipeline with employer-driven student recruitment into manufacturing.

This grant is funded through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant - US Department of Labor and runs through September of 2016.

If you were a recent participant of the grant, please follow this link to complete a follow up survey.

Four Main Curriculum Areas:

Certified Production Technician/Production Operator Mechatronics/Multi-Skilled Technician Welding CNC Machinist

More Information on MCAM Manufacturing

Why Manufacturing?

There were 330,000 job openings in manufacturing in January, 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

MCAM provides:

  • In-take assessments (National Career Readiness Certificate, WorkKeys)
  • Student career plan development
  • Expanded career coaching
  • Expanded career preparation courses (resumes, interviews, on-line applications)



Equal Opportunity
Want to know your rights as a member of the LCC Community?  Learn about the LCC Equal Opportunity & Diversity Program

Are you a Veteran or an Eligible Spouse of a Veteran:

  • In accordance with the Jobs for Veterans Act (PL 107-288), Capital Area Michigan Works! offers Priority of Service to veterans and eligible spouses.
  • A veteran is defined as a person who has served at least one day in active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released from service under any condition other than a condition classified as dishonorable. This definition includes Reserve units and National Guard units activated for Federal Services.
  • An eligible spouse is defined as a spouse of a veteran who dies of a service connected disability, a spouse of any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: missing in action, captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power; a spouse of any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; a spouse of any veteran who died while a disability was in existence.
  • Priority of service includes:
    • Service by the next available staff member
    • Given first priority to obtaining employment and training services
  • When entering a Michigan Works! Service Center; please assist the staff member greeting you by indicating your status as an eligible veteran or spouse to receive these priorities of service.

Community and Continuing Education at Lansing Community College

Community Education and Workforce Development
West Campus Room M105
Phone: (517) 483-1338
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