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As part of the Industry 4.0 Revolution, your organization will be faced with a shift in recruitment strategies as the jobs of the past including simple, repetitive, manual labor roles will be done through this digital transformation, while new roles will be created focused in more "soft-skilled" areas.

Engaging with schools & universities as well as local governments to adopt workforce planning and new work models in order to retain and attract in-demand skill-sets will aid in ensuring your organization have a workforce capable of keeping pace with technological advancements..

Here in Macomb County, we have several partners available to assist your organization navigate the Talent Acquisition needs of the future.

Macomb Community College (Macomb CC)

Through Macomb’s workforce and continuing education arm, Macomb CC provides individuals and industry training at the pace of technological advancement.  We do this by listening and engaging businesses to create customized training to meet their needs.  This enables us to provide individuals with a pathway into high-demand jobs.


Industry-designed program types include accelerated variations of a mechatronics program (integration of pneumatic, fluid and electronic power assembly, and robotics).  Programs range in contact hours from 200 to 544 contact hours.  All of the accelerated programs are offered in a format similar to the manufacturing environment 40hrs, 5 days a week, with day and evening options offering equipment students will see, touch and handle in a manufacturing setting.  


As an Authorized Auto Desk Training Center, we also offer programs that include training in REVIT a Civil Engineering, as well as Fusion 360 (a new amplified AutoCAD program with Generative Design) allows the user to enter in components and tolerances resulting in the software designing a part which can commonly reduce material needs and increase part validity. 

Programs and Courses include:

  • Automation Control/PLC

  • Electrical

  • Fluid Power

  • Maintenance

  • Manufacturing Operations (required before beginning a career pathway)

  • Mechanical

  • Quality and Lean Management Processes

  • Robotics

  • AutoDesk AutoCAD, Fusion 360, & REVIT

Career Pathways:

  • Controls Technician

  • Industrial Maintenance Technician

  • Quality Manager

  • Robot Programmer

  • Robot Technician

  • Welder

Contact the workforce & continuing education team at

586.498.4100 or

Macomb Engage

The Macomb Intermediate School District is committed to providing students, educators, parents, and business partners the opportunity to explore and connect with the many career opportunities available in Macomb County.


The goal is to ensure students are college and career ready and are confident with their next steps when they graduate high school.

Macomb Engage is a collaborative effort committed to supporting a student’s career development journey by providing a communication network and work based learning opportunities that are mutually beneficial for students and employers.


From developing new venues, new tools and new teaching techniques, LIFT’s competency-based, technology-infused talent development program is redefining manufacturing education.

LIFT is a public-private-partnership between government, industry and academia, connecting needs, ideas and people. We connect organizations to move the needle and drive American manufacturing into the future.

Wayne State University

Wayne State University Centralized Career Services offers an extensive range of recruitment services to assist your organization to find the best talent for the right skill.

  • Online Job Postings: Post available job opportunities for WSU students and alumni (Handshake).

  • Student Resume Search: Search student and alumni candidates and view resumes (Handshake).

  • Interview scheduling: Coordinate online interviews (Handshake).

  • Employer Virtual Networking Events: Host a company presentation, a workshop, an online Meet & Greet, or a virtual career fair to connect with students and alumni.  

  • Targeted Emails: Send career-related information to specific majors.

  • Social Media Networking: Join WSU Career Services on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter or Pinterest.

Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works!

The mission of the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board is to integrate those youth and adults facing barriers to employment into the labor force by providing Customer Driven job training and other employability support services that will result in increased levels of:

  • Employment Opportunities

  • Wage Earnings

  • Enhanced Educational and Occupational Skills

Thereby improving the quality of the workforce and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of Macomb and St. Clair county employers and the employer base in southeast Michigan. Our goal is to be the leader in coordinating and providing quality, comprehensive workforce development, employment and training services through a collaboration with business, education and other key local government and community organizations. 

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