Community Partnerships

Building stronger communities together

A group of people at outside at the Bay College West Business After Hours event

In Dickinson County our community knows where we are and understands where we need to be. We are actively working together with our industry partners, K12 schools and community organizations to provide quality education opportunities that inspire student success and community vitality.

The Facts in Dickinson County

We are home to an impressive amount of world-class manufacturers and businesses who continue to grow and expand. We aim to bridge the gap from high school to the workforce by creating pathways that create student and community success.

  • Employers expect to add 650 new jobs over the next 3 - 5 years.
  • In 2017, we had 2,629 manufacturing jobs - equal to 20% of the workforce.  State of Michigan average is 13 - 14%.
  • Average weekly manufacturing wage in 2017 was $1,076.

Internship Opportunities

Systems Control logo

Cannon Mining Latin America logo

M.J. Electric logo

Coleman Engineering Company logo

CCI Systems logo

Verso logo

Lake Shore Systems, Inc. logo

Boss Snowplow logo

College students need to balance work, friends, family, and assignments. It can be easy to overlook the critical importance of getting great internship experience. In Dickinson County students benefit from the wide variety of paid internship and co-op opportunities. Not only will you save money by attending Bay College, you can make money and gain real-world experience taking advantage of our world-class businesses and industry. We will help you earn while you learn Email the Bay College Business Development and Community Engagement Manager for more information.


Workforce Training and Development

Bay College Training and Development offers a wide range of non-credit training and educational opportunities that serve our local employers, community members, and students seeking to expand and develop their professional and personal skills. Click the link to learn more about Safety, Performance, Healthcare, and Industry, as well as Professional Development training opportunities.


Education Reimbursement Opportunities

Are you interested in education reimbursement opportunities? Talk to your Human Resources Department and contact Bay College West at 906-302-3000.

Dickinson County Employers
Bay College West M.J. Electric LP Building Solutions CCI Systems Systems Control Boss/Toro Lake Shore Systems Verso
Employee Status Regular Employees Full-time Full-time Full-time, Part-time Office only Full-time, Part-time Office only Full-time Full-time
Course Can Be Started After n/a 1 year 1 year n/a No waiting period 90-days No waiting period
Accredited Institution x x n/a x x x x
Related to Job + Approved by Co.  x x x x x x x
Grade Requirements "C" or better "C" or better "C" or better GPA 3.0 or better "C" or better "C" or better "C" or better
Max Amount Reimbursed Per Year $5,250 $5,250 $3,500 $5,250 PT: $2,625
6 courses $4,000
Amount Reimbursed Grade A: 100%
Grade B: 75%
Grade C: 50%
80% of eligible expenses Tuition only at 75% - if ‘A’ is attained, 100% GPA 3.5-4.0: 100%
GPA 3.0-3.49: 80%
PT: $2,625
FT: $5,250
Grade A: 100%
Grade B: 85%
Grade C: 70%
Grade A: 100%
Grade B: 90%
Grade C: 75%
*Data confirmed June 2019. Please verify with respective Human Resources departments for most current version.
Relevant Bay College Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Automotive Maintenance and Management
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Network Systems and Security
  • Construction Management
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Forestry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mechatronics and Robotics System
  • Network Administration
  • Office Info Systems/Administrative Assistant
  • Programming and User Support
  • Software and Network Support
  • Sustainability
  • Water Technology
  • Welding

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