OCC to train 450 employees with new jobs training grants

Oakland Community College has entered new agreements to train 450 new employees at four area companies under the Michigan New Jobs Training (MNJT) program, a collaborating between Oakland County and the state of Michigan to create the new jobs in Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Troy.
New MNJT program grants amount to $1 million and run through Dec. 31, 2016. OCC will train in a variety of areas to include IT, client service, account executive training and other technologies at the following companies:

·         16 new employees at Plymouth Technology with a $75,000 grant. Plymouth Technology provides PBX phone systems, streamlined voice mail, digital receptionists and fax-to-email services to small and medium sized businesses across the country.
·         36 new employees at Kay Premium Marking Films with a $150,000 grant. Kay Premium Marking Films (KPMF) is a manufacturer of high quality self-adhesive vinyl films.
·         75 new employees at Weber Automotive with a $275,000 grant.
·         321 new employees at the mortgage lender United Shore Financial Services with a $500,000 grant.
“The College’s public and private sector partnerships allow it to play a key role in the state’s ability to attract and retain talent,” said OCC Chancellor Dr. Timothy Meyer. “OCC provides customized training companies need and funding from the MNJT program is an incentive that makes the difference.”
MNJT enables companies working with community colleges to divert the Michigan income taxes of new employees to provide training in new jobs.  Since 2011, OCC has been awarded more than $9 million in training incentives to train employees at the following companies:
·         DENSO  International America, Inc. (Southfield)
·         Dokka Fasteners (Auburn Hills), a global enterprise based in Norway consisting of more than 400 companies in 80 countries. Operating in Auburn Hills as Dokka Fasteners Inc., Dokka supplies components for the North American wind energy market.
·         EMAG, LLC (Farmington Hills)
·         Meritor, Inc. (Troy), is a global leader in providing innovative drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for the global commercial vehicle and industrial markets.
·         Oxus America Inc. (Rochester Hills)
·         WABCO Reman Solutions (Rochester Hills), a global leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is Michigan’s largest community colleges and the 23rd largest in the nation.  OCC offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 fields, including university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts.  Approximately 78,000 undergraduates attend OCC each year.