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Fast Start Training

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Fast Start is a partnership to retrain workers for available jobs in emerging industry.

First offered in October 2008, Fast Start training programs are a partnership between Delta College, Michigan Works! and area advanced chemical, solar and battery manufacturers. Fast Start supplies employers who are creating or expanding product lines with employees who have industry-specific technical, critical thinking, team work and communication skills.

With job placement rates as high as 89%, the program is one of the best examples of a community-based business and education partnership.

Fast Start is designed for individuals who can make a full-time, 30 hour per week classroom/training commitment (and an additional 15-20 hours per week outside of class). Because it is an accelerated class, the "best fit" candidates will have good pre-test scores, a college degree or completed coursework in a technical area preferred, and work or military experience in a technical/mechanical field.

Types of Fast Start Training

Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing

The Advanced Battery Manufacturing program is designed for advanced battery manufacturers, who want to install manufacturing facilities within our communities and need educated potential future employees in the roles of process operators, technicians and skilled trades. It is a 10-week training course.

Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing program is designed for advanced manufacturers who work with assembly operations, packing operations setup and packaging warehouse logistics. It is a 160 hour program.

Business Process Services

The Business Process Services program will qualify you for several positions available in the areas of finance, purchasing, supply chain, customer service, and administrative support. It is a five-week program.

Chemical Process Operator

The Chemical Process Operator program teaches basic chemical processing and manufacturing operations, and includes some major and vital processing skills. It is a 12-week training program.

Customer Service Representative Fast Start

The Customer Service Representative program prepares you for work in customer assistance centers providing Web chat, roadside assistance, and help desks support. It is a 2-week (80 hours) program. 

Solar Manufacturing

The Solar Manufacturing program is designed to train new employees in the areas of project managers, installers, technicians and designers for contractors or product/service providers who want to bring solar efficient energy usage to our communities. It is a six-week program.


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