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One Workforce Program

Future-focused skills training

The One Workforce program provides students with funding and support to succeed in their advanced manufacturing skills education. One Workforce is here to ensure that you gain the education you need to step into a rewarding career. If you qualify, this program can assist with the cost of - up to four contact hours (in-district rate), Job Training programs in CNC/Machine Tooling, and Welding, or additional costs such as books, tools, boots, and more!

Direct connection to career opportunities

After gaining the skills to move into a career in manufacturing, our team of Job Developers will connect you with local manufacturing employers who are hiring for well-paying, advanced manufacturing jobs. If you are a West Michigan manufacturing employer and want to connect, please contact the One Workforce Program Manager, Arika Davis at

Is One Workforce program for you?

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 GRCC 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:

Lean Manufacturing Principles1 Day
Manufacturing Readiness6 Weeks
Quality ImprovementVaries
CNC Machining Job Training Program18 Weeks
Welding Technician Job Training Program18 Weeks
Basic Industrial Electricity Certificate1 Year
Electrical Controls/Mechatronics Certificate1 Year
Electrical Controls Engineering Technology A.A.A.S2 Years
Industrial Maintenance Certificate1 Year
Computer Numeric Control Program Certificate1 Year
Machine Tool Certificate1 Year
Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology Certificate1 Year
Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology A.A.A.S2 Years
Tooling and Manufacturing Technology Certificate1 Year
Tooling and Manufacturing Technology A.A.A.S2 Years
Welding Certificate1 Year
Welding Skills Certificate1 Year
Welding Technology A.A.A.S2 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.