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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


MSHA 8 Hour Refresher

Date: Monday, October 26, 2020

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: NMU, room 124, Jacobetti Complex, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette

Cost: $150 per student


COVID-19 Educational Modules

Northern Michigan University faculty have produced a series of free self-paced online educational modules on various topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, ranging from scientific aspects to impacts to communities, businesses, and families.


Bus Driver/Supervisor Training

Beginning Supervisor - November 12, 2020 - by Zoom

Beginning Bus - November 7 & 8, 2020 (Saturday & Sunday) - Hancock


HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: NMU. room 124, Jacobetti Complex, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette

Cost: $175 per student


Appraisal - MCAT

MCAT - December 2 - 4, 2020 - Marquette - $300 includes test

Must meet minimum number of participants.

Register NOW!


Essentials of Nonprofit Management Part II

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. VIA ZOOM (access link and brief survey provided upon registration)
Where: Wherever you're at - it's a zoom! 
Cost: $75.00

To Register:

Call (906) 227-2103 or  Complete this registration form and email to conteduc@nmu.edu



Free & live online. For more information or to schedule a course, email upcyber@nmu.edu 

Introductory Cisco Cybersecurity Courses

Free, online, and self-paced courses. Click on links to register. 

Intro to Cybersecurity (15 hours)

Cybersecurity Essentials (30 hours) 

Intro to Packet Tracer (10 hours) 

Linux (6-8 hours) 

Python (60-70 hours) 

IoT (20 hours) 

Entrepreneurship (15 hours) 


Motorcycle Safety Registration

2021 Registration will start on March 1, 2021.


CPA Continuing Education

Postponed until further notice. Check back in Spring of 2021 for possible classes. 


Test Preparation

GMAT Live-Online Course: September 10 - October 6, 2020 - Tues & Thurs - 7 p.m.
GRE Live-Online Course: September 10 - October 6, 2020, Tues & Thurs, 9 p.m.

LSAT Live-Online Course: September 13 - November 8, 2020, Sundays, 6 p.m.

SAT Live-Online Course: September 3 - September 29, 2020, Tues & Thurs, 7 p.m.

ACT Live-Online Blitz: September 24 - October 10, 2020, Tues & Thurs, 7p.m.


CDL - NMU Truck Driving School 

Session 1: December 7 to December 23. Break for Christmas/ New Years, resume training January 4 - 15, 2021. Session dates may be subject to changes

Session 2: January 18 - February 19, 2021. Session dates may be subject to changes

*If you are interested in attending a CDL session, please call (906)227-2103 or email conteduc@nmu.edu

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

Register today for NMU Truck Driving School.


Ethics and Pain Management Training

"Ethics in Social Work and in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Challenges and Opportunities".

Attend via ZOOM: Friday, November 6 from 2:00PM - 4:30PM, Friday, November 13 from 2:00PM - 4:30PM and Pain Management on Friday, November 20 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Cost is $45.00 & includes 5 SWCE hours in Ethics and 2 SWCE hour in Pain Management. For Pain Management SWCE's only the cost to attend is $25.00. 

more Information



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.



April 2020 Newsletter

Training Opportunities

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

Learning to Lead

Check back for more details on the 2020 Learning to Lead Conference! 

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

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

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