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MTU gets MEDC grant to increase semiconductor training

HOUGHTON, MI— Michigan Tech has received an $838,000 grant to expand its semiconductor education and training programs.

The money comes from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. It will be used to create Flexible Semiconductor Technician and Maintenance Micro-Credentials programming.

Tech’s target audience includes job seekers from underrepresented communities, displaced workers, veterans, and graduating or near-graduating high school students.

The university’s workforce partners include intermediate school districts, Veterans Affairs offices and Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! agencies.

Tech’s initial employer partners are Calumet Electronics, Gentex Corporation, Dow, and Hawk Semiconductor.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.