About Corporate and Professional Development
The help you need and the service you won't find anywhere else. If you are planning
continuing education or a professional program, Corporate and Professional Development
at Ferris State University can make your job (and your life) a lot easier.
From the big picture right down to the smallest of details, we partner with you to
manage your event and help make your ideas come to life.
Plus, with a dedicated staff and University resources right at our fingertips, the
possibilities are endless.
Corporate and Professional Development (CPD) connects business and industry to the
resources and experience at Ferris State University. Learn more about our services:
Going PRO Talent Funds
Formerly known as the Skilled Trades Training Fund, the Going PRO Talent Funds program
provides competitive awards to employers for training leading to increased employee
productivity, and increased competitiveness of Michigan businesses. CPD is a longtime
training partner with Michigan Works!, business, and industries statewide.
CPD delivers business and industry clients effective workforce development tailored
to meet their specific needs. With a resource base that spans Ferris State University,
CPD offers wide-ranging employee development services that includes both focused,
individualized training courses and comprehensive employee development strategies.
CPD uses only well qualified instructors to carry forward the Ferris philosophy of
practical and applied learning into the workplace. Training can be delivered on-site,
on-campus, or through other creative formats.
Heavy Equipment Institute
The Heavy Equipment Institute is an outreach training program provided through Ferris
State University. These open registration courses deliver effective hands-on training
for those working in the trucking and heavy equipment industries.
The Manufacturing Institute is an outreach training program provided through Ferris
State University that targets today's industry needs. These courses integrate learning
and practice to effectively build knowledge and skills for manufacturing professionals
at any level.
Mini MBA Management Development Program
The Mini MBA Management and Leadership Development program is ideal for business professionals
who seek to effectively refresh their skills and knowledge in current management and
Leadership practices. The Mini MBA will also provide employees, whose talents have
promoted them into a management track, an applied understanding of business concepts
and practices that can help them succeed as leaders. Experienced College of Business
faculty will lead your participants through this comprehensive and highly customizable
program. Session can be delivered through on-site, on-campus, or mix formats utilizing
internet based technologies.
Workforce Development Strategies
A comprehensive workforce development plan affords a growth strategy for your employees.
The benefits of a sound corporate plan include:
- A documented map aligned to develop employee talent that maximize your company's strengths.
- A description of the knowledge and skill levels required for each position.
- Directions and means for employees to access education and achieve advancement.
- Defensible assessments that rewards achievement, motivation, and loyalty of your most