Providing resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet Counties.

Trainings & Workshops

MEDC Calendar of Events

We are pleased to bring you access to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Calendar of Events. Click here to see their upcoming events.

May-June 2015

Gain access to knowledge and strategic insights from the #1 supply chain management program in the country with three premier supply chain executive education seminars offered by the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.
Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar
Implementing a Lean Supply Chain: Best Practices

 

July 22, 2015.

Strategic Growth Initiative Grant Program

A grant opportunity designed to encourage growth in Michigan’s food and agriculture industry was announced today by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams. 

Applicants for grant funds will be asked to describe how the project potentially impacts and produces measurable outcomes for the food and agriculture industry and/or the public rather than a single organization, institution, or individual.

This initiative has been developed to focus on removing existing barriers and leveraging opportunities identified by food processors, agri-business, and those in agricultural production as critical to business development and growth. Priority will be given to projects that identify a scope of work that includes one or more of the following as it relates to the food and agriculture industry:

1. Talent/Workforce Development (i.e. training activities)
2. Infrastructure/Logistics (i.e. broadband access)
3. Feasibility Studies (i.e. enhancing value added capacity)

All application materials including the program overview and fillable application form are available on MDARD’s website: www.michigan.gov/mdardgrantsApplications are due to MDARD by 3pm EST on July 22, 2015.

 

August 11, 2015, through January 19, 2016

Lean Manufacturing Champion
August 11, 2015, through January 19, 2016
$3,500 per participant; add an additional person for half price.

Learn to cut waste and cost out of your process while earning certification as a Lean Champion. Deliverables: build internal capacity, facilitated Kaizen at your location, sustain continuous improvement, lean manufacturing simulation and project planning, facilitator and kata skills, problem solving, current and future state mapping with lean metrics, 5S workplace organization, cellular flow, kanban pull system, standard work and poke-yoke, SMED, and TPM. Class meets two full days each month for six months. Learn more»

August 17-19, 2015

Manufacturing Academy 2015
Free
Charlevoix High School
9:00am-11:00am

Join us for a 3 day CAD & CNC program for students currently enrolled in grades 6-8th who are interested in learning basic welding skills. Space is limited, registration is required. Click below for more information and registration.

Manufacturing Academy 2015

August 18-September 16

BAKER COLLEGE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SEMINARS

Learn SOLIDWORKS and GibbsCAM
Widely used by manufacturers throughout northern Michigan-Click below for more details

SOLIDWORKS
• 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 18 to Sep. 15
GibbsCAM
• 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 19 to Sept. 16

Cost
• $150 per seminar or $250 for both

BAKER COLLEGE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SEMINARS

August 28-29, 2015

"The Business of Maple Syrup"
August 28-29 2015-Tree Tops Resort-Gaylord MI

Featuring vendor displays, networking opportunities, and educational speakers. Click below for full details.

The Business of Maple Syrup

August 31-September 4, 2015

5-DAY LUMBER GRADING SHORT COURSE
Roscommon, MI

The value of “rules conscious” employees is a more carefully manufactured product, a more profitable yield from the log, and a better sense of the value of the lumber being handled. This five-day workshop will include a thorough study and explanation of the NHLA Rules Book, emphasizing the basics of hardwood lumber inspection. Click below for more details and registration.

Lumber Grading Course-Roscommon

September 13-24, 2015

EUROPE TRADE MISSION 2015
Mannheim, Germany, September 13–19; London, England, September 20–24
Increase your export revenue to Europe!

You are invited to join an MEDC trade mission to Germany and the U.K. from September 13–24.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2015. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 10 COMPANIES.

Click below for full details.

Europe Trade Mission 2015

September 21-25, 2015

5-DAY LUMBER GRADING SHORT COURSE
Hillman, MI

The value of “rules conscious” employees is a more carefully manufactured product, a more profitable yield from the log, and a better sense of the value of the lumber being handled. This five-day workshop will include a thorough study and explanation of the NHLA Rules Book, emphasizing the basics of hardwood lumber inspection. Click below for more details and registration.

Lumber Grading Course-Hillman

September 22, 2015

2015 Small Business Association of Michigan Matchmaking Summit
September 22nd
Burton Manor in Livonia, MI

Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with the Small Business Association of Michigan, is hosting the 2015 SBAM Matchmaking Summit on September 22nd at the Burton Manor in Livonia, MI. This event will feature purchasing groups across the state looking to fulfill current procurement gaps by meeting with qualified Michigan suppliers. This invitation-only event will feature various opportunities for attendees to network and connect with suppliers and buyers throughout the day. If you would like to apply for an invitation to attend, please click here to complete the application.