Train and Retain: Going PRO funds help companies get back on track

At Crystal Mountain, delivering a good customer service experience to guests is paramount. So, the resort is putting a nearly $27,000 employee training grant from the state toward that commitment. Crystal Mountain is a first-time recipient of funds from the state’s Going PRO Talent Fund – a...

Letting Go of the Need to Know

I am a planner by nature. Like many of you, I am at my best when I have time to do my homework and develop a clear path forward. Turns out, that isn’t as easy as it sounds in these “unprecedented times” we’ve been working through...

Lean thinking helps companies react to COVID-19 needs

Some regional companies are shifting gears during the COVID-19 shutdown. Lean operating skills are helping with that shift. “Lean definitely helps during challenging times like these,” said Richard Wolin, the regional vice president and director of northern lower Michigan operations for the MMTC and the director...

Filling the Gap: NMC doubles down on career readiness

A common complaint about higher education is that students are not adequately prepared for the workforce. Last fall, Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) decided it needed to up its game for student job application readiness. That decision led to an alliance with Northwest Michigan Works! (NMW), a...

The Future of Higher Education is in the Blue Ocean

I have spent much of my career at Northwestern Michigan College thinking about blue oceans. Not just for our work in water, for which we are recognized experts both here and abroad, but the blue ocean business strategy that leads organizations to find new marketplaces...

NMC’s in-demand Maritime programs boast 100 percent employment rate

[caption id="attachment_20755" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Maritime Technology program has received more than 350 applications for fall 2019, with the application window still open until July 1.[/caption] Two Northwestern Michigan College programs are renowned on a nationwide level and can claim an exceedingly rare and desirable stat:...