BENEFITING: LAKE SUPERIOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOUNDATION
The Midwest Skills Development Center is a project of the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation (LSCPF), a 501(c)(3) corporation whose primary mission is to promote and advance economic and workforce development in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Center offers vocational training and technical diploma programs targeted to meet current and future workforce needs.
The main program of the MSDC is an Electrical Line Technician Program, which has recently graduated its 8th class in April 2011. The program is one that utility companies have requested be offered because of their current and future need of trained line technicians. The program is certified by Northern Michigan University.
The Electrical Line Technician Program is a pre-apprenticeship program that will prepare students to install, maintain and operate electrical systems to supply energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers and underground generation facilities. The Program Advisory Board is made up of industry, municipality, education and community leaders from across the Upper Peninsula and is responsible for overseeing the program.