Corporate Training

HFC’s Corporate Training services expand workforce skills, retrains employees in new work fields or new technologies, and supports economic development through the provision of educational services to business and industry. We design learner-centered educational offerings that are affordable, flexible, and customer-specific. These work-based educational programs are financed by contract with the employer or through private or public sources.

Types of Training & Education

Training and education for the industrial workforce can be for credit or non-credit, and can be delivered in seminars granting continuing educational units (CEU’s). Classes are taught at either College or company facilities. The use of work specific tools and equipment is encouraged in training and education projects.

Industrial Technology: On the Cutting Edge of Applied Technological Education Research and Design

Part of Industrial Technology’s mission is to work on the continuous improvement of applied educational services and programs. This can be from National Science Foundation, US Dept of Labor and Michigan Economic Development Corporation funded research and development initiatives. Our work as a public educational institution allows us to publish our work and findings.

  • Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT²)
    Visit the MAT² website for employer feedback, program description, and instructions on how to apply as a prospective student.

  • Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC)
    In this national program to structurally improve technological education, many excellent workforce and occupational education educational products are being created. At the M-SAMC website, please see the evolving Performance Based Objectives (PBOs). These are an excellent listing of demonstrated skills that can be used to create a targeted training and education program.

The Bridge to Advanced Technological Skills and Education

The Detroit Manufacturing Bridge learning modules are targeted to help students develop their manufacturing technological literacy in essential work and topic areas. Through these modules, students will refine their learning skills for future educational success. The available library includes: over 100 learning modules; a reading list on the experience of work; and “The Bridge Rationale,” which is about building the program with the community for the non-traditional college student.


Gary Saganski
Associate Dean
Technology Building, E-112