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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 »

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The Annual Michigan Lean Conference is Coming to Traverse City Again!

Save your spot at the 6th annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference, August 3–5, 2016, at NMC's Hagerty Center.

North Central Forms Partnership to Provide Training to Local Businesses
by North Central Michigan College

PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) Department has formed a partnership with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – Northern Lower (MMTC) to provide training and educational programs to local businesses in Emmet, Charlevoix, and Cheboygan counties. This partnership will provide access to Lean Business, Train-the-Trainer, Leadership, and Secession Planning programs for businesses in the three counties.

Through this partnership, businesses will have access to the Lean Learning Consortium (LLC), an annual membership program providing monthly events on the Lean philosophy and processes. A membership includes two seats per enrollment in any LLC event, monthly programs, and discounts on specific training programs. To join, contact CCE Director Jim Tisdel at (231) 348-6613 or

Manufacturing summit focuses on safety, growth

March 6, 2016

Proud to Manufacture in Michigan

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