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Advanced Manufacturing

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Customer-focused solutions, active learning model training, on and off-site delivery — this is what you can expect from NMC's Training Services. We help you gain a clearer understanding of your own processes and create an improvement plan developed through a facilitated event at your facility.

Northern Michigan Lean Learning Consortium

The Northern Michigan Lean Learning Consortium is a member-based support network for those pursuing Lean with resources and support from NMC, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, and other partners. Members benefits include access to monthly events including Best Practice Tours, Learning Events, and Gemba Tours. Learn More »

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Northwestern Michigan College hosts the regional office of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC-NL). The center is part of the nationwide Manufacturing Extension Partnership program under the National Institute for Science and Technology. In 2011 the MMTC-NL assisted Northern Michigan manufacturers in generating more than $5 million in new sales; and over $2.1 million in retained sales. Learn More »


The following report was created by Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in collaboration with the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, and the Traverse Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA). The partners in this study initiated wage survey research in order to provide cost effective, reliable salary data for businesses located in the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Learn More »

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Manufacturing Summit

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) and NMC will host the second annual Northern Michigan Manufacturing Summit on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 7–11 a.m. The Summit will be held at NMC's Great Lakes Campus, Hagerty Center and will be free of charge. The event is sponsored by Huntington Bank. Please click here to register »

Check out Training Services' Current Newsletter »

  • Feature Article: Introducing Lynn Tilson our newest Training Specialist by Rich Wolin
  • Find out about participating in the upcoming Manufacturing Summit, March 1
  • Read about how company culture affects customer satsifaction
  • See the upcoming LLC sessions and training workshops

In the News

Students Explore Manufacturing Businesses

October 6, 2015

Not Your Grandma's Manufacturing

October 1, 2015

NMC Hosts Manufacturing Day for Traverse City High School Students

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October 3, 2014

Proud to Manufacture in Michigan

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Learn about the benefits of joining the Proud to Manufacture in Michigan program and sign up.

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