Kirtland Community College Opens New Grayling Facility

After four years in the making, Kirtland Community College officially opened its Michigan Forest Products Institute.

It expands the curriculum on Kirtland’s Grayling campus.

New industry and technology prompted the 40,000–square-foot expansion.

This new space is home to several programs including cosmetology, wood science technology, welding and fabricating.

Kirtland teamed up with local industry and the community to learn how to best prepare students for the Grayling workforce.

The school’s president is excited for the new curriculum.

He believes this new facility will not just help students but also the local economy.

They do want young people to stay here and fill those jobs, particularly these high paying jobs in this area,” said Kirtland president Tom Quinn.

“We can become part of that economic development here. We can provide that really high-tech, high-quality instruction that’s needed for those industries.”

Classes for the new programs started August 26th.