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.