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Local Employers Recognized for New Apprenticeships

Four local employers with apprenticeship programs representing a total of six new occupations were recognized at a special U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship signing event in Traverse City.

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Northwest Michigan Works! Seeks Employer Partner for Innovative Talent Retention Program

Northwest Michigan Works! is looking for an employer to join its Business Resource Network (BRN) program. The program aims to collaborate with an employer committed to enhancing the retention of their existing workforce.

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OS Reentry Team Participates in Jail Simulation Event

OS Reentry team participated in a Jail Simulation Event that brought community leaders together to build empathy and understanding about the difficulties and stigma attached to reentering communities after incarceration.

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MiCareerQuest Northwest 2024

MiCareerQuest Northwest 2024 helped more than 2,000 9th graders learn about high-demand, high-wage careers in northwest Lower Michigan.

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Local JMG Students Receive Statewide Recognition at Career Conference

Students from Cadillac, Harbor Springs, and Traverse City received special recognition at the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) Career Development Conference April 26 in Lansing.

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Afghan Immigrant and Local Employer Receive Michigan Works! Impact Awards

A Traverse City man who immigrated to the U.S. and his local employer each received Michigan Works! Impact Awards for using employment services and other resources provided by Northwest Michigan Works!

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New Study Shows Outdoor Recreation Contributes $1.15 Billion to Northwest Michigan Economy

A new Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study for Northwest Michigan shows that outdoor economy contributed $1.15 billion to the Gross Regional Product in 2022.

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New Chief Executive Officer at Networks Northwest

The Networks Northwest Board has approved the hiring of Janie McNabb as the new Chief Executive Officer at Networks Northwest.

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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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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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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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