2018 brought four academies, all offered in partnership with Kalamazoo Valley Community College, to the Urban Alliance Technical Center (UATC). Academies included Warehouse Management and Inventory Control, Production Technology, Manufacturing and Material Handling, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Western Michigan University also partnered with the Warehouse Management and Inventory Control Academy. Within a few weeks of the October Manufacturing and Material Handling Academy’s completion, all eight graduates were gainfully employed.
Through the generous donation of the Stryker-Johnston Foundation, we were able to outfit our technical lab with two new Computer Numerical Control machining centers, three forklifts, a coordinated measurement machine and a production line. Our current cohort of twelve CNC students are the first to be trained on the CNC machining centers. Join us for their graduation at the KVCC Groves Center on January 17th from 6-7:30 p.m. In addition, we are very pleased to share that we have been certified to be a member of the Haas Technical Education Center group.