Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce


Regional Manufacturing Technology Center

(Battle Creek)

  • Nationally recognized training division of Kellogg Community College
  • Open entry/open exit format with individualized instruction
  • Customized technology training for company's specific needs: partnership with Western Michigan University's Manufacturing Engineering Research Center
  • Offers 10 industrial trade programs
  • Equipped with distance learning facilities including audio/visual room, satellite telecommunications for long distance work

Western Michigan University Manufacturing Engineering and Research Center

Western Michigan University opened a new Manufacturing Engineering Research Center in Battle Creek's industrial park (20 miles west of Marshall) in 2001.

Western Michigan offers a baccalaureate degree program in manufacturing engineering at the new center, providing a supply of graduating engineers for area companies. Additionally the center will provide area companies with applied research and development facilities and personnel for researching production methods, materials/composites, and new technologies, as well as opportunities to partner with the University on joint research projects and grant funded research programs.

The Marshall area works in partnership with Kellogg Community College (KCC), Western Michigan University (WMU) offering these additional services:

  • Video conferencing at both WMU and KCC facilities
  • Distance learning (at home or work sites) for myriad courses at Kellogg Community College.

Regional Higher Education

  • Albion College - 12 miles
  • WMU Kendall Center (Battle Creek) - 12 miles
  • Calhoun Area Vocational Center - 13 miles
  • Kellogg Community College - 13 miles
  • Olivet College - 13 miles
  • Davenport Community College - 13 miles
  • Robert B. Miller College - 20 miles
  • Western Michigan University - 36 miles
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College - 36 miles
  • Michigan State University - 50 miles
  • University of Michigan - 70 miles
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Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce · 323 W. Michigan Ave. · Marshall, MI 49068
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