Lakeshore Business and Industrial Service Center

Providing Educational Resources for the Future

The Muskegon Lakeshore area has a long history of creating prosperity for residents through meaningful employment. The Lakeshore Business and Industrial Service Center (LBISC) works to continue this proud tradition.

LBISC Mission

Increased productivity goes hand in hand with a well trained workforce. Muskegon Community College will help you meet the challenge of global and local competition by working with you to develop a variety of cost-effective, flexible programming to meet your talent needs.

LBISC Services

Customized Training and Workforce Development
Lakeshore Business & Industrial Service Center(LBISC) of Muskegon Community College offers training programs either at your company site or on our campus, at times coordinated with the schedules of your employees. We provide college credit classes that are employer-dedicated to serve your employees exclusively. Customized non-credit training can also be developed and delivered to meet your specific objectives. We work closely with you to assess your education, training, and/or retraining needs, then design and deliver customized training to fit those needs.

College Credit Courses and Training
MCC has numerous academic and technical for credit course offerings that may be of interest to employers and employees within the business community.

Sponsor Authorization
Employer/Agency Sponsors have been developed to aid employers who send their employees to MCC for education or training. This makes the process easier for an employer, or agency to get an employee enrolled and their educational expenses billed.

Job Postings
Are you looking for qualified candidates for your job openings? Visit us in our Employment Resource Center and post your job openings today. 

Internships
Your business can take advantage of skilled, motivated students who will receive experience in their field of study through MCC’s internship program.

Apprenticeships
Teaching the next generation skills and knowledge in a formal training atmosphere for employees of area companies. 

Business Resource Team
Comprised of almost 20 Muskegon County partners, the Business Resource Team (BRT) can assist with a vast array of your business needs such as recruitment, human resources information, procurement, tax abatements, growth and training.  BRT informational video is linked above.

Funding for Training and Talent Recruitment
West MI Works! is a Business Resource Team partner. They offer a variety of services including talent recruitment and their Business Solution Representatives have access to potential funding for training and apprenticeships.

Michigan New Job Training Program (PDF) 

WorkKeys Testing
MCC’s Testing Center provides WorkKeys® assessments for secondary learning institutions, Merit Award Scholarships, business and industry employee assessment, Work Readiness testing, and Manufacturer Skills Standards Testing (MSSC). Contact the MCC Testing Center at 231-777-0676 schedule or for more information.  Math, Locating Information, Reading, Listening and Writing are offered at $25 each or all four tests for $75. www.act.org 

Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC) Assessments
The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. 

MCC Downtown Center for Applied Technology
MCC’S Applied Technology department is moving into the Downtown Center and includes many disciplines that lead to great Muskegon area careers. Many of these areas have benefitted from an infusion of new training equipment that takes these programs to the cutting edge. 

CDL
Training Services & Consulting, Inc. at Muskegon Community College is proud to offer a high-quality training school to help make you the best on the road.  As a student you will learn all of the important skills and rules for becoming a Certified Commercial Truck Driver with a Class ‘A’ license.  We offer Basic and Advanced CDL Training. The Basic Training is a four-week (160 hour) class where you will study & prepare for DOT regulations and log books; training to obtain CDL permit and thorough instruction in map reading, trip planning, yard and road vehicle handling. The Advanced CDL Training is a 5 week (184 hour) class where you will study all of the Basic CDL training, in addition to Compliance Safety: CSA 2010, Defensive Driving, Fire Safety, and Hazardous material compliance & handling.

Foreign Languages
Need an interpreter or want to improve your language skills to build your business relationships? MCC can provide classes/translation services in French, German, Chinese and Spanish.

LBISC Staff 

Jared Olson
Workforce Training and Internship Coordinator
Office of Academic Affairs
Muskegon Community College
221 S Quarterline Road #1112
Muskegon MI 49442
Phone: (231) 777-0456
Fax: (231) 777-0452
E-mail: jared.olson@muskegoncc.edu

Cyndi LangloisCyndi Langlois
Associate Dean of Workforce and Talent Development
Office of Academic Affairs
Muskegon Community College
221 S Quarterline Road #1116
Muskegon MI 49442
Phone: (231) 777-0456
Fax: (231) 777-0452
E-mail: cyndi.langlois@muskegoncc.edu

Dan Rinsema-Sybenga
Dean of Workforce and Talent Development
Office of Academic Affairs
Muskegon Community College
221 S Quarterline Road #1106
Muskegon MI  49442
Phone: (231) 777-0569
Fax: (231) 777-0452
E-mail: dan.rinsema-sybenga@muskegoncc.edu

Directions

Click for a campus map (PDF) with directions to LBISC