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

Manufacturing Skills Training- Mobile CNC FAB LAB


Northern Michigan’s Mobile CNC FAB LAB

Providing CNC training at public schools, private companies, Michigan Works! and higher education institutions throughout Emmet, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Antrim counties.

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Email Buck Love, NLEA Business Retention & Growth at for more information

Businesses & Organizations Participating in the Mobile CNC FAB LAB Project


MI Business Network Radio Interviews Featuring the FAB LAB

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance; President, Andy Hayes interviewed Business and Community Partners about  Technical Training Programs, like the Mobile CNC FAB LAB, in Northern Michigan.

  • Andy speaks with Thomas Nathe, Director, Corporate and Community Education, North Central Michigan College, about how they provide corporate training for manufactures in Michigan.
  • Andy speaks with Gretchen Spedowske, Career and College Readiness Consultant, Char-Em ISD, about her background and what their school is doing with CNC training.
  • Andy speaks with Albert Colby Jr, Tribal Administrator with Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, about the benefits of vocational training.
  • Andy speaks with Ben Williams, Superintendent, Central Lake Public Schools, about his role with the mobile CNC lab.
  • Andy speaks with Harold Love, Business Liaison for Emmet & Charlevoix County at Northwest Michigan Works, what he has noticed with the manufacturing industry.

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