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One Workforce Program

Future-focused skills training

The One Workforce program provides students with advanced manufacturing skills training – and training dollars — so you can gain the education you need to step into a rewarding career.

Direct connection to career opportunities

After gaining hands-on skills training, our team of Job Developers will connect you with local manufacturing employers who are hiring for well-paying, advanced manufacturing jobs.

Interested in joining the One Workforce program?

This program is for you if you're interested in pursuing manufacturing, want to skill-up your current manufacturing skills or are currently enrolled in a manufacturing class or training program.

Submit an inquiry form

After we receive your inquiry form, we'll be in touch to let you know if you qualify.

Some of the qualifying GRCC programs include:

Program Duration

Lean Manufacturing Principles

1 Day

Manufacturing Readiness

6 Weeks

Quality Improvement


CNC Machining Job Training Program

18 Weeks

Welding Technician Job Training Program

18 Weeks

Basic Industrial Electricity Certificate

1 Year

Electrical Controls/Mechatronics Certificate

1 Year

Electrical Controls Engineering Technology A.A.A.S

2 Years

Industrial Maintenance Certificate

1 Year

Computer Numeric Control Program Certificate

1 Year

Machine Tool Certificate

1 Year

Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology Certificate

1 Year

Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology A.A.A.S

2 Years

Tooling and Manufacturing Technology Certificate

1 Year

Tooling and Manufacturing Technology A.A.A.S

2 Years

Welding Certificate

1 Year

Welding Skills Certificate

1 Year

Welding Technology A.A.A.S

2 Years

About the One Workforce for West Michigan grant

Facilitated through GRCC's Workforce Training Department, this grant aims to bring together area employers, community colleges and organizations.

Partners will work to train our communities' current workforce in automation, digital manufacturing, the Internet of Things and more to:

  • Strengthen existing talent pipelines for Michigan manufacturers.
  • Create new talent pipelines.
  • Prepare those already in manufacturing with new skills for the next phase of manufacturing.