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Merrill Institute Recognized with Highest Honor


Merrill Institute Recognized with Highest Honor as Veteran Friendly Institution

Alma, MI – September 1, 2017
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA), awarded the Merrill Institute, a division of Merrill Technologies Group, a gold-level Veteran-Friendly status for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The MVAA connects service members and their families with institutions throughout the State of Michigan who meet and exceed the criteria of a veteran friendly establishment.
The Merrill Institute supports the academic needs of veterans and dependents, offering a welding course that teaches the process of fabrication and welding metal components together using common arc welding processes. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates receive an American Welding Society SENSE Level I certification and job placement assistance.
The Institute introduced their veteran program in late 2016, and holds an overall graduation success rate of 92%. “Teaching a skill that opens the door to a variety of opportunities is just a minor token of our appreciation toward our veterans and their families,” says Jason North, Manager of Operations. “The career outlook for a position in welding is very favorable. Many of our vets are looking for career assistance when returning from deployment, we lend a helping hand through the entire program,” says North.
Service members, veterans and their beneficiaries can apply VA Education benefits toward Merrill Institute’s tuition. To learn more regarding eligibility, visit or call 989.462.0322.

The Merrill Institute is a world class manufacturing-centric training and education organization in Alma, Michigan. The Institute has the experience and agility to design and develop curriculums which support current and future industry needs. Students receive the foundation for a successful career, with real world, experiential, project focused training, utilizing state-of-the-art machines and equipment and learn from some of the most talented professionals in the industry. Merrill Institute. Design, Create and Shape the Future. To learn more visit
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