Innovative approaches toward the education and training of competent personnel have led to 100% employment of all persons enrolling in the Marine Technology academic program and the Marine Center professional training center at Northwestern Michigan College. Industry support, robust advisory boards, Internships, accelerated courses, micro-credentials, and targeted professional development offerings are key to this success. Companies seeking highly qualified personnel should embrace these strategies to foster student engagement early in their academic careers.
1. Gain value and understanding of competency-based training and education.
2. Foster innovation and collaboration with workforce providers in the marine space.