New Apprenticeship Program Benefits Persons With Developmental Disabilities
A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship in northern Michigan will benefit persons with developmental disabilities. The new Customer Service Representative Registered Apprenticeship Program is being offered through a partnership between Bergmann Center, In...
Local Students Get Healthy Snacks Through Grant to Northwest Michigan Works!
A program providing healthy snacks for local students will continue thanks to a $1,000 grant that Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG), a program of Northwest Michigan Works! and Networks Northwest, is receiving from the Cadillac Area Community Foun...
Northwest Michigan Works! Now Using the Newton’s Road Career Investigator
Northwest Michigan Works! will adopt the Newton's Road Career Investigator as their primary career pathway exploration platform to support individuals as they learn more about careers that are in-demand across the region.
Emergency Responders Complete Tuition-Free Training in Missaukee County
Some new Emergency Medical Responders from Missaukee and Wexford counties have completed their training without having to pay thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between Missaukee EMS and Northwest Michigan Works!
MiCareerQuest Northwest exposes students in Northwest Michigan to exciting careers and endless possibilities.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!.
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...