Schoolcraft College is a comprehensive, community-based college in Livonia, Michigan, with a satellite campus in Garden City, that strives to provide a transformational learning experience designed to increase the capacity of individuals and groups to achieve intellectual, social, and economic goals. The College offers classes, certificates, and associate degrees in over 70 majors on a flexible schedule featuring day or night classes and 7-, 12-, and 15-week courses. Tammy Thomson, Director of the Business Development Center, serves as Schoolcraft’s representative on WIN’s board.
Tammy Thomson began her role as Director of the Business Development Center at Schoolcraft College in June of 2013. She oversees the department which houses a Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Workforce Training Solutions. The Business Development Center is the arm of the College that assists local businesses with growth plans, diversification and workforce development.
Prior to her current role, she spent almost 20 years in the department in various capacities. From 2008 to 2013, she was the Center Director for the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and led a team in providing a full range of services for small businesses emerging and growing throughout Michigan. Tammy’s background also includes 15 years with the Schoolcraft College Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). As the Program Manager for the PTAC, Tammy and her team provided government contracting assistance to local small businesses.
Tammy has an Associate in Engineering from Schoolcraft College, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Dearborn and Master of Science in Business Information Technology from Walsh College.