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Fast Start™ Training Programs

Delta's Fast Start™ training programs are a great way to gain some valuable skills that local employers are looking for. All programs are accelerated and range from 3.5 to 13 weeks. That means you can get the tools you need to start working faster.

Funding support for training costs may be available for those who qualify. Individuals are encouraged to visit a Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! offices in Bay, Midland or Saginaw to learn more about training options. Qualifications vary based on type of training. All programs require a high school diploma or GED and WorkKeys® testing. 

Diesel Technician Fast Start Students


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Now recruiting for Chemical Process Operator Fast Start™. Classes will run September 11-December 8. Applications are due August 25. Download the application today!

This 13-week, 520 hour accelerated training program is designed to prepare individuals for careers as Chemical Process Operators and is scheduled to begin this summer. Starting pay is $14 to $23.95 per hour.

Limited seats are available for this training. All applicants are encouraged to visit Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! to take WorkKeys® assessments and see if you qualify for financial support to pay for training.

Benefits of the program include: 

  • Half of the training is hands-on, in Delta's start-of-the-art lab.
  • 95% of those who have successfully completed this program have received full-time job offers after training.
  • You will earn 23 hours of academic credit toward Delta's associate degree in Chemical Process Technology.

Training Programs

Stephanie Berry - a Fast Start graduate

"The Fast Start™ program gave me my foot in the door and it gave me pride."

Stephanie Berry
Customer Service Fast Start™ Graduate