Employer Partnership Opportunities

OCC offers hands-on training in 14-weeks or less in allied health, technology, logistics/supply chain and manufacturing. In addition to educating students, they are given opportunities and resources needed to succeed in the job market. We pride ourselves on providing students with learning experiences outside of the classroom and connecting them with employers in the field. Our goal is for students to finish the training program and have opportunities after completion. Our team is focused on connecting you directly with fresh talent and we’re interested in partnering with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of partnerships are there and how long are they? 

There are several options available. Frequently scheduled activities include company tours, classroom presentations, clinicals, interviews on campus, job shadowing, and more! 

Partnership length varies by the type of activity. Activities can be recurring or held once. For example, company tours typically last around an hour and company presentations are usually about a half hour. Clinicals at local hospitals typically require the most time commitment. 

How can this benefit my company? 

There are several ways a partnership can benefit you and your company. Here are just a few: 

• Face-to-face contact with potential interviewees/job candidates.
• Quickly and efficiently widen your candidate pool.
• Company mention during information sessions and marketing materials.
• Recognition on our Economic & Workforce Development Facebook page.
• Making a positive impact on new workforce entering the field.
• We might even give you some free OCC swag! 

When are the partnerships held? 

We incorporate employer engagement with our short-term training programs. Timing varies depending on when the training program is in session. Typically, classes are held during the day at one of the OCC campuses.

What companies have you worked with?

We’ve worked with several businesses in the Metro Detroit area. Here are just a few we’ve worked with recently:  American Axle, Ascension, Challenge Manufacturing, Corewell Health, FANUC Robotics, GLOBAL Automation Technologies, Human-I-T, Huntington Technology, Kelly Services, McLaren, and UHI Group.

Is there a cost?

There is no cost to become involved! We’re just looking for employers to help us make connections for the students and give them learning opportunities. 

I’m interested. Who do I contact?

Wonderful to hear! Complete the interest form located at the bottom of this web page. One of our program coordinators will contact you within 48 business hours. They’ll explain further about the training program and opportunities for involvement.

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