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The Perfect Fit At The Perfect Time

Ben Urban's English degree landed him part-time work in a library. To make ends meet, he also drove a bread delivery truck, but his life is changing. Since August, when he graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Production Technician Academy, he has been working more than 40 hours a week in the manufacturing field. Before he enrolled in the academy, Urban reviewed the school's information packet that detailed the state's shortage of skilled workers. "It seemed like it was perfectly made to fit local companies' needs", Urban said of the training program. "For me, it seemed like the perfect fit at the perfect time". Urban said he received a phone call and was offered work within an hour after his second post-graduation interview. "The training was absolutely worthwhile; I am very happy", Urban said.