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Adult Career Training (ACT) Available in Cadillac

ACT is a FREE, 18-week adult education and training program developed to meet the need for skilled workers in today’s workplace environment.  Northwest Michigan ACT offers a direct path to job skills, a high school diploma or GED, and an entry-level position within the local manufacturing, health care, or hospitality industries.  Students will not only receive hands-on training on the most current high-tech equipment, but will also develop employability skills like communication, professionalism, and dependability.  Those who successfully complete the program will meet face-to-face with employers who are eager to hire!

Who We Are?

A collaboration between local employers, Adult Education programs, the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center and Northwest Michigan Works!

Who Is Eligible?

Adult Education students who want to earn the GED or HS Diploma and learn job skills.

What Programs Are Being Offered?

Manufacturing Pathway

  • Basic Hand Tool ID
  • Technical Math and Reading
  • Basic Electrical
  • Shop Safety
  • Precision Measuring Instruments
  • Basic Welding Fundamentals
  • Basic Machining Fundamentals
  • Teamwork / Social Skills / Work Ethic
  • Hi-Lo Operation
  • Overhead Crane Operation
  • Basic Design (CAD/CAM) Concepts

Hospitality Pathway

  • ServSafe Training and Certification
  • Lab Safety
  • Related Measuring
  • Cleaning Concepts
  • Teamwork / Social Skills / Work Ethic
  • Basic Food / Beverage Management
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Food Cost Control
  • Menu Planning and Design
  • Customer Service
  • Housekeeping

Health Care Pathway

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Safe Work Habits and Attitude
  • HIPPA Certification
  • Teamwork / Social Skills / Work Ethic

When and Where?

Sessions begin on January 22, 2018.  These 18-week programs meet Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 pm at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center

Contact Information:

Ryan Bruntjens at or (231) 876-2266

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