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Continuing Education and Workforce Development

This office is committed to professional, workforce development and personal training, delivering opportunities for anyone interested in continuing their education, updating their skills or participating in professional development. We partner with business and industry throughout the Upper Peninsula. The primary objective is to create, sustain and retain a skilled workforce that supports current business and industry while considering the future workforce.

Upcoming Events


Motorcycle Safety Registration

Online Registration is now open!

NMU is looking for Motorcycle instructors in the Houghton, Menominee & Rapid River areas.
Call for more information. (906) 227-2103.

Read all the information before registering!



April 4, 2019 (Thursday) - Lansing - USPAP & Michigan Law

April 5, 2019 (Friday) - Lansing - Appraisal Review of Residential Properties

April 6, 2019 (Saturday) - Lansing - FNMA's Collateral Underwriter

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Bus Driver/Supervisor Training

CE - April 13, 2019 (Saturday) - Bark River

CE - April 13, 2019 (Saturday) - Hancock

CE - April 27, 2019 (Saturday) - Escanaba

Beginning - May 3 & 4, 2019 (Friday & Saturday) - Escanaba



Keep watching for more dates.

If you need training, please contact us. 

Call (906)227-1518 to register or email the registration form to conteduc@nmu.edu


CPA Course

Title: Red Flags & the Inquisitive Accountant/Accountants' Non-Disclosure: Recent Cases & Controversies
Dates: May 17, 2019 
Location: NMU, Jacobetti Complex, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette, MI
Addition: We will also hold a 50-minute Michigan Specific Ethics Early Bird session.

Registration is now open!


SUVEYOR Training

Title: OPUS Projects Training

Dates: June 13 - 14, 2019

Time: 8 am - 4 pm in room 124 

Location: NMU, Jacobetti Complex, Room 124, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette, MI

Cost: $65.00 per person includes: laptop rental, instruction and certificate of completion for up to 11 Continuing Education credit hours

Additional: Limited space available. Register today! Includes 11 Continuing Education Credit Hours.

Course Description: John Ellingson, the National Geodetic Survey’s Great Lakes Regional Geodetic Advisor will provide a training class on OPUS Projects. OPUS Projects is the powerful web-based NGS program that enables users to submit/combine multiple static GPS observations into a single project. Using OPUS Projects with the user’s static observations, the GPS vectors between common points are computed and compared. The user is then able to do a least squares adjustment of all of the connected vectors and receives a detailed report of the final adjusted positions of the newly surveyed points. In the very near future, this program will also serve as a much easier method for users to bluebook projects, if the user desires or is required to do so. John will also discuss any other NGS related questions that the group may have, such as how the latest hybrid geoid model, GEIOD18, will enable Michigan surveyors to obtain better leveled heights using their GPS equipment.



CDL - NMU Truck Driving School

Registration now open! 

  • Session 1: April 8 - May 10, 2019
  • Session 2: May 20 - June 21, 2019
  • Session 3: July 8 - August 9, 2019
  • Session 4: August 19 - September 20, 2019

NMU, Jacobetti Complex, Room 204, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette

Register today for NMU Truck Driving School.


Effective Communication Training within the Workplace

  • Training postponed due to predicted inclement weather.
  • When: TBD
  • Where: NMU, Jacobetti Complex, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette, MI
  • Cost: $50 - 10% discount with four or more individuals from one company.
  • Presented by Anne Giroux

Call 906-227-1518 or email the registration form to conteduc@nmu.edu.


Career Exploration Summer Camps

Registration Opens May, 2019


See a complete list of upcoming events by visiting the training calendar. This is regularly updated with each of the upcoming events from the Continuing Education and Workforce Development office.



Training Opportunities

Brief descriptions of some of the training courses offered by NMU, Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Learning to Lead

The opportunities offered by the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Office (CEWD) fall into three main categories: <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/continuingeducation/node/27">workforce development</a>, <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/continuingeducation/node/52">professional development</a>, and <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/continuingeducation/node/64">personal development.</a>             CEWD also offers <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/continuingeducation/non-credit-online">non-credit online classes</a>. Photo of Tyler LaCourt

Quick Links

Continuing Education and Workforce Developmentconteduc@nmu.edu906-227-2103