Workforce Training in Branch County
The Branch Area Careers Center offers several options for employer sponsored training in Branch County:
The Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) offers approximately 30 courses each semester in topics such as: Microsoft Windows, Excel and Office, Robotics, Practical Welding, Auto Body Repair, Yoga, Zumba and Cooking classes.
Classes at the BACC are not for credit, however, students are issued certificates of completion. New semesters begin in September and January with classes meeting one or two nights per week for one to twelve weeks. Companies and businesses sponsoring trainees can register students with a purchase order and be invoiced directly.
Portions of KCC’s Industrial Electricity/Electronic and Industrial Machining Technologies programs are now available in Branch County. These are the same courses offered at the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center in Battle Creek.
Industrial Trades courses are delivered in an Open Entry/Open Exit format which allows students to choose their own attendance schedule and proceed at their own pace. Instruction is individualized and competency bases with no classroom lectures. Trainees may enroll in the Industrial Trades program at any time during the semester.
Customized or contract training provides a cost effective option for employers when training is needed for a group of employees. Customized courses are invoiced at a flat rate per class rather than “per student”.
The Branch Area Careers Center can work directly with employers to develop course content and delivery options that fit the employer’s needs in areas such as: computer applications (Excel, Windows, Word, Access, etc.), welding, and automotive electrical systems.
For more information about training opportunities in Branch County, contact Kari Roberts at 517-279-5753.