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Going PRO Campaign Promotes Skilled Trade Careers in Michigan

Going PRO is a statewide education and awareness campaign to help employers fill an estimated 545,000...

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Adult Education Graduates Recognized at Commencement Ceremony

A special ceremony was held in Traverse City to recognize 22 students who earned high school diplomas and 43...

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20Fathoms Partners with Networks Northwest to Attract Startup Talent

A new partnership between Networks Northwest and Traverse City-based technology hub and startup incubator,...

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Charlevoix County Partners With Networks Northwest to Purchase Historic Lighthouse Property

Charlevoix County has partnered with Networks Northwest to purchase the Beaver Island Lighthouse School...

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JMG Students Prepare for the Next Steps in Their Career Paths

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates students from two northern Michigan school districts have decided on the next...

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Networks Northwest Recognizes Registered Apprenticeship Graduates

The most recent graduates of Registered Apprenticeship programs in Northwest Lower Michigan received special...

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Skills Up North Recognizes First Students to Complete the Program

Northwest Michigan Works! and the Traverse Bay Area ISD held a completion ceremony to recognize the first...

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MiCareerQuest Northwest Exposes 2000 Students to 100 Occupations

2000 9th graders from 30 Northern Michigan school districts had the opportunity to meet 60 employers...

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JMG Students Meet With Legislators in Lansing

Students from three northern Michigan school districts attended the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG)...

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Talent Fund Grant Helps Business Make Lean Training Improvements

Northern Michigan Review in Petoskey used Going Pro Talent Fund (formerly known as the Skilled Trades...

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Northwest Michigan Works! Receives Grant to Create New Apprenticeship Opportunities

Northwest Michigan Works! has received a $120,000 grant to create new Registered Apprenticeship opportunities...

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Elementary School Students Participate in Career Innovation Day

Over 200 K-5 students at Traverse Heights Elementary School in Traverse City participated in a Career...

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Employer Expo Helps Career Tech Students Learn About Local Jobs

Over 650 students had the opportunity to meet more than 50 local employers and learn about job opportunities...

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Talent Tours Help Students Learn About Local Businesses

Students from the Char-Em ISD Career and Technical Education Welding Program in East Jordan went on Talent...

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Technology Career Fair Connects Job Seekers With Local Employers

The 2019 Technology Career Fair in Traverse City attracted over 120 job seekers and more than 30 businesses...

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Jobs for Vets Connects Veterans with Local Employers

Veterans and their spouses had the opportunity to meet with nearly 40 local employers and a variety of...

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New Apprenticeship Program Underway at PCA in Manistee

Packaging Corporation of America in Manistee and the Department of Labor have officially signed the standards...

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Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Student Wins Award at Statewide Conference

A student in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program in Northwest Lower Michigan brought home a...

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Northwest Michigan Resident Receives Statewide Recognition for Working to Meet Her Education and Career Goals

A Lake City woman who completed an adult career training program has received a Michigan Works! Impact Award....

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Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Attend Legislative Day in Lansing

Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Northwest Michigan Works! attended...

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Business Resource Network in Northwest Michigan

Northwest Michigan Works!, with support from the Char-Em United Way, has established a Business Resource...

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Jobs for Vets Hiring Fair Seeks Area Employers

The Jobs for Vets Hiring Fair is looking for businesses that may have jobs to offer area Veterans. The hiring...

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New Location for Northwest Michigan Works! in Manistee

Effective January 28, the Northwest Michigan Works! American Job Center and Learning Lab in Manistee will be...

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"Unsung Hero" Receives Values in Action Award

Northwest Michigan Works! Management Information System (MIS) Technician, Aaron Stauffer, has received the...

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New Report Looks at Child Care Challenges and Opportunities in Northern Michigan

A new report details the current state of child care in Northwest Lower Michigan, including needs and...

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Local Businesses Receive More Than $1.4 Million for Employee Training

Fifty-one Northwest Michigan area businesses have received grants totaling more than $1.4 million from...

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CHAR-EM United Way Supports Northwest Michigan Works! Business Resource Network

Char-Em United Way has partnered with Northwest Michigan Works! in support of the Charlevoix and Emmet...

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Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Attend National Leadership Event

Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Northwest Michigan Works! attended...

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JMG Students Participate in Leadership Day

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates students and staff from the Northern Lower Peninsula and the U.P. participated...

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High School Seniors Learn About Local Career Opportunities

More than 200 high school seniors from Buckley, Kingsley, Manton, and Mesick attended a Career Day at...

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Manager of Apprenticeships and BRNs Receives Values in Action Award

Northwest Michigan Works! Manager of Apprenticeships & Business Resource Networks, Evelyn Szpliet, has...

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New Business Resource Network Available for Local Employers

A new resource network will help local businesses retain employees. Northwest Michigan Works! has launched...

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Skilled Trades Career Fair for Students at Brethren

More than 400 Students from Kaleva Norman Dickson and Bear Lake Schools learned about local opportunities for...

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Students Graduate From Skilled Trades Program in Benzie County

A special graduation ceremony was held in Benzonia to recognize the seven students who completed the...

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Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program Receives State and National Recognition

Staff members with the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program in northwest Michigan have received state...

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PATH Career Advisor Receives Values in Action Award

Northwest Michigan Works! PATH Career Advisor, Mary Szwed, has received the Networks Northwest Values in...

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Local Employer Joins Offender Success and Michigan Works on Vocational Program Tour

Local Offender Success and Northwest Michigan Works! staff, along with local employer, Kalkaska Screw...

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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...

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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...

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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)...

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Support The Beaver Island Lighthouse School

The Beaver Island Lighthouse School has helped young adults chart a course for over 40 years. We find...

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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!...

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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...

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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...

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New Career Expo for Manistee County Students

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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