Young Adults Get Paid Work Experience Through Summer Young Professionals Program
20 young adults in northwest Lower Michigan earned money and gained meaningful work experience through the Summer Young Professionals program offered through a partnership between Northwest Michigan Works! and three intermediate school districts.
Going PRO Talent Fund 2024
The Going PRO Talent Fund (GPTF) provides competitive awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees.
Survey Underway to Help Address Gaps in Child Care
Networks Northwest is leading an effort to create a regional plan to address gaps in child care in northwest Lower Michigan.
U.S. Department of Labor and State of Michigan Recognize Northwest Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Employers
Northern Michigan employers received special recognition from federal and state officials at an Apprenticeship Launch Network celebratory signing event on August 2 in Traverse City.
Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program Receives State and National Recognition for Serving Youth
Staff members with the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program in northwest Michigan have received state and national recognition for their work equipping young people with the skills to overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, a...
Northwest Michigan Businesses Receive $593,000 For Employee Training
18 businesses in northwest Lower Michigan will receive a total of $593,097 for employee training from a second round of fiscal year 2023 grants from the state’s Going PRO Talent Fund.
Beaver Island Students Gain Work Experience Through Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program
Beaver Island Community School students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program gained valuable work experience thanks to a partnership between the Beaver Island Historical Society and Northwest Michigan Works!
Great Lakes Children’s Museum Launches Registered Apprenticeship Programs
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City is providing specialized training for three of its employees through an apprenticeship partnership with Northwest Michigan Works!.
Adult Career Training Program Helps Woman Earn GED and CDL
The Adult Career Training Program, offered through Northwest Michigan Works! and the Wexford-Missaukee Career-Tech Center, helped Patricia Chamberlain earn her GED and CDL.
2000 Students Learn About Local Careers at MiCareerQuest Northwest 2023
2,000 ninth graders from 30 northern Michigan school districts learned about local career options at MiCareerQuest Northwest, a hands-on career exploration event featured 50 employers and more than 100 occupations in high-wage, high-demand industries...
Adult Education Graduates Recognized at 2023 Commencement Ceremony
A special ceremony was held in Traverse City to recognize students who earned high school diplomas or High School Equivalency certificates as members of the Northwest Education Services Adult Education Class of 2023.
New Program at Benzie County Jail Prepares Inmates to Re-enter the Workforce
Inmates at the Benzie County Jail are receiving training that will help them successfully re-enter the workforce when they’re released.
New EMT and Local EMS Department Helped by Northwest Michigan Works! and MiLEAP
Hannah Gallihugh got her EMT training at no cost through a partnership between Missaukee County EMS and Northwest Michigan Works!
Woman Recognized for Overcoming Challenges and Becoming Peer Recovery Coach
Carrie Zeigler and her employer, Catholic Human Services in Cadillac, received Michigan Works! Association Impact Awards in recognition of Carrie overcoming multiple challenges to become a Peer Recovery Coach.
Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department Launches Region’s First Corrections Officer Apprenticeship
A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program in northern Michigan will help the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department train its corrections officers.
Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Attend Legislative Day and Career Development Conference
Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) students from northwest Lower Michigan had the opportunity to meet with legislators and develop their career skills at two separate events held recently in Lansing.
Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program Growing in Northwest Michigan
The Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program has added five additional JMG specialists, hired to help students grades 6-12 overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, and life at the 11 public school districts in the Charlevoix-Emmet...
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Launches New Childcare Apprenticeships
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA), in partnership with Northwest Michigan Works!, has launched two new US Department of Labor registered apprenticeship programs for Childcare Development Specialist and Childcare Educator.
Regional Child Care Planning Grant Awarded to Networks Northwest
The Early Childhood Investment Corporation’s (ECIC) Child Care Innovation Fund has awarded Networks Northwest with a $150,000 grant aimed at expanding access to quality, affordable child care for working families in northwest Lower Michigan.
Ukrainian Immigrant Starts Truck Driving Career With Help From Northwest Michigan Works!
Serhii Korotchenko and his family moved to northern Michigan from Ukraine and Northwest Michigan Works! helped him connect with the training he needed to start a career as a truck driver.
Online Career Profile Cards Provide Information About Local STEM Careers
To help elevate STEM careers in our community, Northwest Michigan Works! partnered with Northwestern Lower MiSTEM Network to create the Career Profile Card project.
Veterans Employment Services at Northwest Michigan Works
Veterans can learn about job and training opportunities, get information about veterans’ organizations and other service providers, or just network with other veterans, at the Veterans Employment Services Orientation at Northwest Michigan Works.
Northwest Michigan Works Helps Job Seeker Find the "Perfect Job"
Kayla Francis was a 19-year old single mother and college student when she enrolled in the PATH program at Northwest Michigan Works!
Northwest Michigan Works! Helps Medical Facility Meet Staffing Needs
Northwest Michigan Works! helped the Manistee County Medical Care Facility fill certified nurse aide (CNA) positions by recruiting candidates for a customized CNA training at the facility. Along with recruitment, the staff at Michigan Works! also han...
Career Café Open House at New Michigan Works Location in Petoskey
A ribbon cutting and Open House marked the grand opening of the Career Café at the new Michigan Works! location in Petoskey December 2. Job seekers, employers, and community partners who attended the grand opening had the opportunity to learn about ...
High Schoolers Explore Career Options in Emmet County
Nearly 800 Emmet County high school students had the opportunity to learn about local jobs at a Career Expo in Petoskey. Representatives from 40 businesses and organizations participated in the event which was organized by Northwest Michigan Works!, ...
Beaver Island Lighthouse School Students Attend Leadership Day in Lansing
Two students from the Beaver Island Lighthouse School (BILS) attended the Jobs for Michigan's Graduates State Leadership Day in Lansing. The event gave BILS seniors Alexis Gomez and Dominic Rose the opportunity to meet and network with other Jobs for...
New Career Expo for Manistee County Students
High school students explored local career options at a new Manistee County Career Expo.
Students Explore Local Career Options in Antrim and Kalkaska Counties
Northwest Michigan Works! and the College Access Network organized a Career Expo for high school students in Antrim and Kalkaska counties.
Meijer Recognized as Michigan Works Employer of the Year
Meijer received the Challenge of Excellence Employer of the Year Award October 6 at the Michigan Works Association Annual Conference in Mount Pleasant. The retailer worked with Northwest Michigan Works! to meet its staffing needs in Acme, Cadillac an...
Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison Receives Statewide Recognition
Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison Michelle Socha received the Challenge of Excellence Impact Award October 5 at the Michigan Works! Association Annual Conference in Mount Pleasant. Socha was recognized for her dedication and outstanding cont...