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Fast Start™ Training Programs

When your business needs to hire skilled workers fast, you can count on our help. The Delta College Fast Start™ training programs are powerful, unique partnerships between your business, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and Delta College. They provide employers with a pool of potential employees who are already trained and ready to power the local economy.

Partnering for success

These programs are a partnership between Delta College, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and regional businesses. In the clip below, employers and Fast Start™ graduates discuss the benefits of these programs.


How it works

Your business identifies the job position, number of candidates and required skill set. We will then work directly with you to determine if a Fast Start™ training program is a good fit. These training programs are only offered when a business is hiring and are designed to run from two to 13 weeks. 

Benefits of Fast Start

  • No cost to the business
  • Customized training quickly generates a skilled workforce
  • Some Fast Start™ programs earn academic credit

Available Training

Diesel Technician Fast Start Students


Apply for a Fast Start™ Program

Applications for Fast Start™ training are posted on this page when Delta is actively recruiting for a class. Funding support for training costs may be available for those who qualify. Individuals are encourages 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. 

Thumb area residents: Now recruiting for CNC Fast Start™. Download the application today!

Join the email interest list and you will receive a message when additional Fast Start™ programs become available. 


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