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Train Your Staff Locally
One of the hardest business expenses to justify when budgeting, can be training and education for employees. Investing in your employees through training and development is an impor- tant step towards growing your business and retaining your workforce.
A recent Louis Harris and Associates poll reports among employees with poor train- ing opportunities, 41 percent planned to leave within a year. Only 12 percent planned to leave among those who considered their company's training opportunities to be excellent, resulting in a retention rate more than two-thirds high- er. The takeaway: trained staff are happier and more likely to stay put.
Your training and development needs are a top priority at Bay College. In addition to our ongo- ing training schedule, contract training is avail- able. With contract training, we work with employers to assess training needs, develop training specific to organization needs, and deliver the training according to the employer’s schedule. Training can be delivered at the com- pany site, a Bay College facility, or at a contract- ed location.
Upcoming workshops include: MIOSHA Recordkeeping and Cost of Injuries, MIOSHA Continuous Safety & Health Improvement, MSHA 8-Hour Annual Refresher, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association First Aid and CPR, Manag- ing Stress, Thoughts and Emotions leading to Improved Conflict Resolution, Exceptional Customer Service, A Social Media Series for Businesses, Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Introduction to Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Excel Series. Information on dates,
location and pricing can be found at baycol-
In addition, Bay College will be hosting their first Leadership Conference on May 17th at their West Campus for $89 per person. Atten- dees will learn and develop effective methods for managing and promoting productivity within their organization. Individuals will listen and participate in presentations from top experts in a variety of fields who will provide advice from their own experience, allowing attendees to bet- ter understand what it means to be a leader.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Sherene McHenry is a relational leadership and success expert who works with organizations who want to decrease burnout and turnover, while enhancing effec- tiveness, increasing engagement and raising pro- ductivity. Sherene is a past president of the Michigan National Speakers Association and the author of Choose to Create a Life You Love and Navigate: Understanding the 5 Types of People. She has been cited in numerous publi- cations, including Speaker Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.? Other speakers include John Jamar, President and CEO of CCI Sys- tems, Peter Bilski, Human Resource Consultant for Systems Control, Chad Bianchi, Vice Presi- dent at Associated Bank, Brent Madalinski, Instructor at Bay College along with a leadership panel made up of area experts.
Safety training is also an area where Bay Col- lege can provide support and experience. An effective training program can reduce the num- ber of injuries and deaths, illnesses, workers' compensation claims, and missed time from work. With industry qualified instructors and training in all industries, Bay College is proud
to be a MIOSHA co-sponsor for MTI Certifi- cation Training.
This year, the Upper Michigan Safety Confer- ence will be held on Friday, April 27th, 2018. This year’s keynote speaker is Brandon Schroed- er, a survivor of a workplace incident who uses a personal “real world” style that brings home the reality of what an accident can mean. Atten- dees will benefit from over 30 breakout presen- tations, including vendor exhibits throughout the day. Those registering by April 13th will
receive early bird pricing of $65; after April 13th the price is $75 per person. Companies register- ing four people receive the fifth registration free. For more information about the safety confer- ence, visit
Bay College wants to be your training and development partner. We will work with you to find qualified instructors to meet your training needs. Call us at 906.217.4200 or mtec@bay-

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