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Collaborative Focus

West Michigan Works and Grand Rapids Community College would like to invite you and other local employers to a meeting around the need for Diesel Technicians. Labor market data shows a high demand for Diesel Technicians with limited talent and local training offered in the West Michigan region. Your feedback is crucial as we look to provide training solutions to address this demand and provide a sustainable workforce for the future.


A group of employers met with West Michigan Works! and GRCC on 8-28 to obtain employer feedback on the need for Diesel Technicians in the workforce. The group reviewed the following topics:

  • Occupation demand (number of positions to fill in the next 2 years)
  • Training resources currently used
  • Source for filling open positions
  • Skill sets required for Diesel Technician
  • Training subjects and content
  • Apprenticeship possibilities