MCEA Commitment to Workforce Development

Nord Advanced Technologies Center is a 50,000-square-foot facility that includes the Manufacturing Center for Excellence. This center houses Weld-Ed, the Fab Lab, the Wind Turbine program as well as on-site training in CNC machining and programming to computer-integrated manufacturing. The center provides training to local manufacturers to ensure they stay on top of trends in their field.

Patsie C. Campana, Sr. Engineering and Development Center represents a critical component of Lorain County Community College’s mission to support economic and workforce development for the manufacturing and technology industries in the greater Lorain County region. The facility houses educational programs to help grow talent for new, high growth jobs. Adjacent to the Nord Advanced Technologies Center the Campana Center fosters the development of new partnerships, training and entrepreneurial initiatives created within Lorain County. 

The Entrepreneurship Innovation Institute at Lorain County Community College  provides a single point of contact for all of LCCC’s business and community-support services. This includes business and information technology training, employee performance and development training, employee skills assessment and job matching, certification training and examinations, continuing education and more. For more information, call (440) 366-4300 or visit

Center for Advanced Systems Applications (CASA) is a state-of-the art microsystem innovation center on LCCC’s campus that serves the boundless opportunities of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. The center supports electronics and sensor packaging across industries through services such as advanced packaging, reliability testing and advanced life simulation, which can predict the life span of a device based on the materials in the design.

Associate’s degrees and certificate programs in more than 80 programs including engineering technologies, clean energy, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, information technology, business, skilled trades, health care and education. Affordable tuition, outstanding faculty and a convenient location make LCCC the best choice for a quality education. Plus, you can select credit courses that are guaranteed transferable to state colleges and universities. Call (440) 366-4012 or visit about associate degree and certificate programs.

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees are available from eight Ohio universities, all located on the LCCC campus. Our University Partnership offers more than 40 master’s and bachelor’s degrees in engineering technologies, manufacturing, business, education, health care and more. Contact the University Partnership at LCCC at (440) 366-4949 or visit

Our Transformations program provides training in technology for workers who have lost their jobs and would like training in the in-demand jobs available today. In many cases, displaced workers qualify for free training under this program. For more information, call (440) 366-7035 or e-mail

LCCC Employment and Career Services provides free career counseling, job-search services and resume assistance to the community. Call (440) 366-4076 or visit

Student co-op and intern programs provide businesses with well-trained, highly motivated employees while providing students with the real-world experience they need to be successful. To learn more, contact Employment and Career Services at (440) 366-4076 or e-mail

The Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE) is a unique public/private partnership that can help you establish a new business or expand your current operation. GLIDE business-development specialists will direct you to resources that can help bring your idea to life. To learn more, visit or call (440) 366-4310.

The Innovation Fund supports local technology-based start-up businesses with pre-seed money that is vital to the early entrepreneurial process. Recipients benefit from a vast network of business and technology guidance through Lorain County Community College partners. Funded by the Lorain County Community College Foundation and the Ohio Third Frontier Program, the Innovation Fund fosters a robust environment where innovation and entrepreneurship are supported and encouraged. For more information visit

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For more information, call the Manufacturing Center for Excellence at (440) 366-4005.