Kalamazoo Valley Community College

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Many Michigan manufacturers are facing a problem that they call a “skill gaps.” As more and more of their skilled employees retire, manufacturers need new workers to operate advanced technologies. And unfortunately, they say, very few new workers have the education or experience to fill in, leaving hundreds of jobs unfilled. But there’s hope. Kalamazoo Valley Community College is trying out a new program that’s connecting employers with young students to fill the pipeline again.


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An extra year of high school can soon mean an Associate's Degree or two years of progress toward a Bachelor's Degree in Kalamazoo County. 

After extra year of high school students could transfer to four year college of enter workforce with a skilled trade

The campus will focus on a variety of health topics including community wellness and sustainable food production.

Petra Richterova

Musician Pedrito Martinez was born and raised in Cuba, but it wasn't until he left home 16 years ago was he able to cultivate what would become his musical foundation.

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