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Northwest Michigan Works! Joins Fight Against Opioid Crisis

At a time when employers need all the help they can get to maintain a healthy, skilled workforce, Northwest Michigan Works! is working to help communities address a critical issue that impacts lives across the region: The Opioid Epidemic.

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Northern Michigan Students Receive First Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Scholarships

Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) programs at two northern Michigan schools are the first recipients of new JMG Scholarships that will help them continue their education. 

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New Career Exploration Videos Available on Northwest Michigan Works! Website

Students and job seekers can learn about a wide variety of careers by watching a new set of videos on the Northwest Michigan Works! website.

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Cadillac JMG Students Help the Homeless and Others in Need

54 students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program offered in the Living Skills classes at Cadillac Junior High School sewed 79 tote bags and filled them with toiletries, socks, and snacks.

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Manistee County Launches Michigan’s First Police Officer Apprenticeship

Northwest Michigan Works! in a partnership with the Manistee County Sheriff has launched a unique US Department of Labor registered apprenticeship for Police Officers.

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SEEDS Launches Innovative Green-Collar Apprenticeship

A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program in northern Michigan will help prepare young workers for careers in the environmental sectors of the economy.

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Pellston High School JMG Students Help Out Brave Hearts Estate Veteran Facility

Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program at Pellston High School used their welding skills for a community service project at nearby Brave Hearts Estates, a retreat for injured soldiers and veterans.

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Northwest Michigan Resident, Boyne Resorts, and North Central Michigan College Receive Statewide Recognition for Being Part of Innovative Apprenticeship Program

An Alanson man, Boyne Resorts, and North Central Michigan College received Michigan Works! Impact Awards for being part of a comprehensive culinary apprenticeship program to help prepare individuals for successful careers.

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Innovative Plumbing and HVAC Apprenticeships Launched in Northern Michigan

Northwest Michigan Works! in a partnership with Precision Plumbing and Heating Systems, Inc., recently launched two innovative US Department of Labor registered apprenticeships for Plumbing and HVAC occupations.

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Northwest Michigan Businesses Receive $1.28 Million From Going PRO Talent Fund

Businesses in Northwest Michigan will receive $1,288,698 for employee training from the state’s Going PRO Talent Fund in 2021.

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Employers Recognized for Successful Apprenticeship Programs

Michigan employers were recognized for their programs that skill workers through Registered Apprenticeship during a recent 2020 Michigan Apprenticeship Week virtual event.

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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...

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New Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program Launches in Kalkaska

Northwest Michigan’s first Medical Assistant apprenticeship program is underway in Kalkaska. The U.S. Department of Labor registered Medical Assistant apprenticeship is being offered by Northwest Michigan Works! in partnership with Kalkaska Memoria...

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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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