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Workforce Training

Strengthening West Michigan's Workforce

Are you an employer seeking to strengthen your workforce?

We train West Michigan's workforce with:

  • Customized Corporate Training to provide solutions for your unique business needs.
  • Certifications and programs to prepare your employee(s) to take on more responsibility, refine current skills or skill up with hands-on training.
  • Connections with skilled workers who are trained, motivated and eager to work.

Is your company interested in developing a customized apprenticeship program? We can do that!

Contact us for more information

Are you an individual seeking skills training?

  • We provide online and in-person programs for hands-on skills training.
  • Career Coaches, whether you're currently enrolled or thinking about it.
  • Job Developers to work with you 1:1 on resumes, interview skills and how to make important connections with employers.
  • West Michigan Works! Hot Jobs

Download a Job Training and Workforce Training programs list

Contact Info

(616) 234-4435

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Faculty & Staff


John VanElst

John VanElst

Associate Dean/Director Workforce Training and Tassell MTEC
(616) 234-3806

Professional Support Staff


Lorena Aguayo Marquez

Lorena Aguayo Marquez

Strengthening Community Colleges Program Manager
(616) 234-2542
Elleena Chrzan

Elleena Chrzan

Continuing Ed/Professional Development & Workforce Training
(616) 234-3382
Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

MTEC Building manager/Operations Support
(616) 234-3808
Monica Hudson

Monica Hudson

Educational Training Specialist - One Workforce Manufacturing Grant
Scott Mattson

Scott Mattson

Job Training & Construction Trade Apprenticeship Manager
Jessica Pierce

Jessica Pierce

Non-degree Health Programs Manager/Developer & Director Medical Assistant Program
Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

Continuing Ed/Professional Development & Workforce Training
(616) 234-3176

Debra Stout

Administrative Support Profession to the Exec Director & Electrical Apprenticeship Program
(616) 234-3009