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Baker College Manufacturing Expo & Picnic Aug. 20 to Offer Tours of Expanded Lab, Career Information

August 5, 2014

New mobile Fab Lab makes area debut

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. – Baker College of Cadillac is opening the doors to its ramped-up manufacturing training lab at the Charlevoix Middle/High School (CMS/HS) for tours for community members, including prospective students and manufacturers, at its Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Picnic, Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be 4:30-7 p.m., at 5200 Marion Center Road, Charlevoix, and offer:

  • Baker College advanced manufacturing lab tours and equipment demonstrations, including the recent equipment additions that nearly double the lab’s machining capacity.
  • Information about 21st century manufacturing careers.
  • Examples of some of the items manufactured in Northern Michigan.
  • Tours of North Central Michigan College’s Fab Lab, a new 44-foot mobile digital fabrication lab designed for workforce development and supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) and Precision Edge Surgical Products Company, a medical instruments manufacturer in Boyne City with headquarters in Sault Ste. Marie. 
  • A picnic dinner, including pulled-pork sandwiches. 
  • Enrollment and financial aid information for Baker’s two manufacturing programs.

“The goal of the Expo & Picnic is to excite people about manufacturing careers,” said Mark Lagerwey, dean of business and technology for Baker College of Cadillac. “We’re on the front lines of the great search to fill a true talent void in Northern Michigan. This is a one-stop event for information about effective training programs and rewarding careers in manufacturing.”

On hand to lead the Baker College lab tours and provide equipment demonstrations will be members of the first cohort of students who will soon complete Baker’s computer numerical control (CNC) operator certificate program launched at CMS/HS last year.

Northern Michigan’s only mobile digital fabrication lab, the Fab Lab, is making its debut in the Charlevoix area at Baker College’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Picnic, Wednesday, Aug. 20. The 44-foot trailer has 12 computers with state-of-the-art design programs and one each Haas CNC lathe turning center and milling center.

Representatives of area manufacturers, who are also members of the Baker College manufacturing program advisory committee, will provide employment information and display examples of items that are manufactured in Northern Michigan. Personnel from Baker College of Cadillac admissions and financial aid departments will be available for enrollment information.

Baker College offers evening classes at CMS/HS for two manufacturing programs: the CNC operator certificate and the advanced manufacturing associate degree. The programs are open to adults as well as high school juniors and seniors through a dual-enrollment program.

Fall quarter begins Monday, Sept. 29, and registration continues through the first week of classes.

For more information about the advanced manufacturing programs in Charlevoix, contact David Dewey, advanced manufacturing technology coordinator for Baker College, at 231.330.8946 or Audrey Charmoli in the Baker College admissions office at 231.876.3100 or Audrey.Charmoli@baker.edu. Financial assistance is available to students, including scholarships, grants, low-interest loans and work-study programs.

David Dewey, Baker College’s advanced manufacturing technology coordinator, and Rob McCarther, senior machinist at DE-STA-CO in Charlevoix, explore the new Haas CNC Control simulators to be demonstrated at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Picnic, Wednesday, Aug. 20. The simulators reflect today’s control machines that offer next-generation digital servomotors, high-resolution encoders on all axes and significant software upgrades to yield advanced surface-finish performance.
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    • Relocation tips

     

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    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

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Baker College Manufacturing Expo & Picnic Aug. 20 to Offer Tours of Expanded Lab, Career Information

August 5, 2014

New mobile Fab Lab makes area debut

Rob McCarther, senior machinist

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. – Baker College of Cadillac is opening the doors to its ramped-up manufacturing training lab at the Charlevoix Middle/High School (CMS/HS) for tours for community members, including prospective students and manufacturers, at its Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Picnic, Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be 4:30-7 p.m., at 5200 Marion Center Road, Charlevoix, and offer:

  • Baker College advanced manufacturing lab tours and equipment demonstrations, including the recent equipment additions that nearly double the lab’s machining capacity.
  • Information about 21st century manufacturing careers.
  • Examples of some of the items manufactured in Northern Michigan.
  • Tours of North Central Michigan College’s Fab Lab, a new 44-foot mobile digital fabrication lab designed for workforce development and supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) and Precision Edge Surgical Products Company, a medical instruments manufacturer in Boyne City with headquarters in Sault Ste. Marie. 
  • A picnic dinner, including pulled-pork sandwiches. 
  • Enrollment and financial aid information for Baker’s two manufacturing programs.

“The goal of the Expo & Picnic is to excite people about manufacturing careers,” said Mark Lagerwey, dean of business and technology for Baker College of Cadillac. “We’re on the front lines of the great search to fill a true talent void in Northern Michigan. This is a one-stop event for information about effective training programs and rewarding careers in manufacturing.”

On hand to lead the Baker College lab tours and provide equipment demonstrations will be members of the first cohort of students who will soon complete Baker’s computer numerical control (CNC) operator certificate program launched at CMS/HS last year.

Northern Michigan’s only mobile digital fabrication lab, the Fab Lab, is making its debut in the Charlevoix area at Baker College’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Picnic, Wednesday, Aug. 20. The 44-foot trailer has 12 computers with state-of-the-art design programs and one each Haas CNC lathe turning center and milling center.

Representatives of area manufacturers, who are also members of the Baker College manufacturing program advisory committee, will provide employment information and display examples of items that are manufactured in Northern Michigan. Personnel from Baker College of Cadillac admissions and financial aid departments will be available for enrollment information.

Baker College offers evening classes at CMS/HS for two manufacturing programs: the CNC operator certificate and the advanced manufacturing associate degree. The programs are open to adults as well as high school juniors and seniors through a dual-enrollment program.

Fall quarter begins Monday, Sept. 29, and registration continues through the first week of classes.

For more information about the advanced manufacturing programs in Charlevoix, contact David Dewey, advanced manufacturing technology coordinator for Baker College, at 231.330.8946 or Audrey Charmoli in the Baker College admissions office at 231.876.3100 or Audrey.Charmoli@baker.edu. Financial assistance is available to students, including scholarships, grants, low-interest loans and work-study programs.

David Dewey, Baker College’s advanced manufacturing technology coordinator, and Rob McCarther, senior machinist at DE-STA-CO in Charlevoix, explore the new Haas CNC Control simulators to be demonstrated at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Picnic, Wednesday, Aug. 20. The simulators reflect today’s control machines that offer next-generation digital servomotors, high-resolution encoders on all axes and significant software upgrades to yield advanced surface-finish performance.
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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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