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Building a Recovery-Friendly Workplace Events in Traverse City and Cadillac

Businesses can learn how to attract and retain talent by creating a recovery-friendly workplace at events October 11 in Traverse City and October 18 in Cadillac.

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College Student Gets Back on Track With Help From Northwest Michigan Works! and MILEAP

Northwest Michigan Works! was able to provide Falechia Barry with financial assistance for college through the Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP).

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New Heavy Highway Construction Equipment Training Program at NMC

A new program at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) will help people learn the skills they need for a career in the in-demand field of highway construction.

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Northwest Michigan Works! and MiLEAP Help Job Seeker Get CDL

The staff at Northwest Michigan Works! in Cadillac connected Lisa Peterson with the Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP) which covered part of the cost of her training for a Class A Commercial Driver's License.

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New Chief Executive Officer Approved By Networks Northwest Board

The Networks Northwest Board has unanimously approved the hiring of Terry Vandercook as the new Chief Executive Officer at Networks Northwest.

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Northwest Michigan Works! and NMC Extended Education Offer Career Series

Northwest Michigan Works! is partnering with Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Extended Education to present a series of classes to help job seekers recognize their skills, explore careers, and improve their job search skills.

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Going PRO Talent Fund 2023

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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New Carpenter Apprenticeship Helps Habitat for Humanity Meet Demand for Workers

A new carpenter apprenticeship program will help Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region meet the demand for skilled workers.

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Summer Young Professionals Complete Welding Program

Students in the Summer Young Professionals Welding Program in Cadillac have finished their seven week welding course and have earned credentials.

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New Report Reviews Results of Northwest Lower Michigan 2022 Wage Survey

A new report looks at the wages for hundreds of jobs in northwest Lower Michigan.

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Networks Northwest CEO Leaving Organization For Position with MEDC

Networks Northwest CEO Matt McCauley is leaving the organization to become the Senior Vice President of Regional Prosperity at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

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Website Connects Commuters With Options to Cut Transportation Costs

Networks Northwest is relaunching NMRide.net, a website designed to make it easier for commuters to find or offer rides in northwest Michigan.

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Adult Education Graduates Recognized at 2022 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 2022.

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Northern Michigan Students Receive Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Scholarships

Four students who participated in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Northwest Michigan Works! are each receiving $1,000 JMG Scholarships that will help them continue their education.

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2000 Students Learn About Local Careers at MiCareerQuest Northwest 2022

2,000 ninth graders from 30 northern Michigan school districts learned about local career options at MiCareerQuest Northwest.

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Training Center Partners With Northwest Michigan Works! to Offer Tuition-Free Firefighter Training

Firefighters will be receiving tuition-free training thanks to a partnership between the Northwest Regional Fire Training Center in Traverse City and Northwest Michigan Works!.

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Cadillac Students Help Local Humane Society

The Missaukee Humane Society received a helping hand from students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program at Cadillac Innovation High School.

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Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Attend Career Development Conference

Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Northwest Michigan Works! attended the JMG Career Development Conference April 29 in Lansing.

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Updated Hot Jobs Report Highlights In-Demand Occupations in Northwest Michigan

Northwest Michigan’s growing industries and the jobs they offer are highlighted in a newly revised Hot Jobs Report.

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Medical Assistant, Health Center, and Training Partners Receive Impact Awards

Local lawmakers and statewide talent development officials recognized Jill Ponstein, Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, and training partners at the Michigan Works! Assocation Impact Awards event in Lansing.

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MiLEAP Provides Tuition-Free EMT Training

EMTs are receiving tuition-free training thanks to a partnership between the Northwest Regional Fire Training Center in Traverse City and Northwest Michigan Works!.

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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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