Bay College Offers Professional Development Training Opportunities


Bay College West Campus and Northern Initiatives-MMTC are working together to deliver professional development training opportunities to the Upper Peninsula. This collaboration allows for a widespread effort to provide trainings based on our industry partner’s needs and sourcing qualified trainers to deliver engaging content that strengthens and develops our U.P. workforce.

Classroom training opportunities with instructor Cedric Calhoun include Negotiation Skills on August 11 and 13 priced at $425.00, Meeting Facilitation on September 21 priced at $115.00, and Time Management on November 2 also priced at $115.00.

Distance learning offerings includes a 40-hour Applied Project Management program beginning on October 7 and concluding on December 16. The training is priced at $2,350.00 and satisfies the educational requirements needed to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. This ten-week training will meet on Wednesdays and is instructed by Karen Goike, PMP, senior business advisor in MMTC’s Traverse City office. Additionally, a Lean Office Practitioner training will be offered virtually beginning on October 14 and concluding on November 6. This four-week training will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays. It is priced at $1,199.00 and is instructed by Rob Summers and Kevin Olds, both senior business advisors for manufacturing also through MMTC in Traverse City.

For in classroom training, Bay College is following the health and safety requirements set by MIOSHA and the Governor’s office. Anyone coming on campus will be expected to adhere to those protocols. If stay at home orders are reinstated in the state of Michigan, the three face-to-face trainings will be moved to an online modality.

For more information in regards to audience, instructors, and learning outcomes visit the Bay College Workforce Training and Development web page at Questions can also be directed via Email to Gina%20Wollner or by phone at 906-302-3012.