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JanTec Incorporated Launches Region’s First Welding Registered Apprenticeship

JanTec Incorporated, in partnership with Northwest Michigan Works!, has launched a new U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship for welders.

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Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Regional Program Receives State ‘Excellence in Practice’ Award

The Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) Region 2 program was awarded an “Excellence in Practice” award for its efforts to pair JMG specialists with students to equip them with knowledge and skills to overcome obstacles and achieve long-term suc...

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Northwest Michigan Businesses Receive $1.586 Million For Employee Training

42 businesses in northwest Lower Michigan will receive a total of $1,586,051 for employee training from the first round of fiscal year 2024 grants from the state’s Going PRO Talent Fund.

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Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Recognized for Involvement in the Program

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) students in the Auto Repair program at the North Ed Career Tech Center in Traverse City were formally recognized for being part of the JMG program at a Launch Ceremony December 15 at the Tech Center.

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Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Youth Leaders Meet with U.S. Congressman Jack Bergman in Washington D.C.

Seven outstanding young leaders from the Jobs for Michigan's Graduates (JMG) program, including four from northwest Lower Michigan, had the unique privilege of meeting with United States Congressman Jack Bergman of Michigan, on December 1 in Washin...

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Employer Input Needed on Northwest Michigan’s Child Care Shortage

Northwest Michigan employers are being asked to participate in an online survey to help address child care gaps in the region.

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Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Participate in Leadership Day

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) students from northern Lower Michigan and the eastern U.P. worked on leadership and team-building skills at the JMG Leadership Day October 10 at Camp Daggett near Petoskey.

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Local Software Company Launches Region’s First Application Developer Registered Apprenticeship Program

A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program in northern Michigan will help a Petoskey based software company train its employees.

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Local Talent Development Professional Honored by Michigan Works! Association

Heidi Keith, a PATH Advisor at Northwest Michigan Works! in Manistee, was awarded a “Shining Star” Award by the Michigan Works! Association for going above and beyond to help job seekers in northern Michigan.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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...

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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 ...

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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!, ...

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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...

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New Career Expo for Manistee County Students

High school students explored local career options at a new Manistee County Career Expo.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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