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Press Releases

Wexford County Parks & Recreation Plan Community Open House
A Community Open House on September 28 in Cadillac will give the public an opportunity to further refine some of the goals and objectives for Wexford County Parks and Recreation.
Young Adults Get Paid Work Experience Through Summer Young Professionals Program
20 young adults in northwest Lower Michigan earned money and gained meaningful work experience through the Summer Young Professionals program offered through a partnership between Northwest Michigan Works! and three intermediate school districts.
U.S. Department of Labor and State of Michigan Recognize Northwest Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Employers
Northern Michigan employers received special recognition from federal and state officials at an Apprenticeship Launch Network celebratory signing event on August 2 in Traverse City.
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, and in life.
Wexford County Parks and Recreation Survey Response Deadline Extended
The deadline for completing the Wexford County Parks and Recreation Survey has been extended until August 31.
Northwest Michigan Businesses Receive $593,000 For Employee Training
18 businesses in northwest Lower Michigan will receive a total of $593,097 for employee training from a second round of fiscal year 2023 grants from the state’s Going PRO Talent Fund.
Public Invited to Provide Input on All Modes of Transportation in the Traverse City Area
As part of the work to establish a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the public is invited to attend any of three drop-in sessions to provide input on all modes of transportation in the greater Traverse City area.
Beaver Island Students Gain Work Experience Through Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program
Beaver Island Community School students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program gained valuable work experience thanks to a partnership between the Beaver Island Historical Society and Northwest Michigan Works!
Great Lakes Children’s Museum Launches Registered Apprenticeship Programs
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City is providing specialized training for three of its employees through an apprenticeship partnership with Northwest Michigan Works!.
2000 Students Learn About Local Careers at MiCareerQuest Northwest 2023
2,000 ninth graders from 30 northern Michigan school districts learned about local career options at MiCareerQuest Northwest, a hands-on career exploration event featured 50 employers and more than 100 occupations in high-wage, high-demand industries.
New Program at Benzie County Jail Prepares Inmates to Re-enter the Workforce
Inmates at the Benzie County Jail are receiving training that will help them successfully re-enter the workforce when they’re released.
Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department Launches Region’s First Corrections Officer Apprenticeship
A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program in northern Michigan will help the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department train its corrections officers.
Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Attend Legislative Day and Career Development Conference
Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) students from northwest Lower Michigan had the opportunity to meet with legislators and develop their career skills at two separate events held recently in Lansing.
Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program Growing in Northwest Michigan
The Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program has added five additional JMG specialists, hired to help students grades 6-12 overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, and life at the 11 public school districts in the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District.
Businesses and Residents Invited to April 18 Fife Lake DDA – TIF Plan Public Input Session
The Fife Lake Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has teamed up with Networks Northwest to develop its updated DDA Plan and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan.
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Launches New Childcare Apprenticeships
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA), in partnership with Northwest Michigan Works!, has launched two new US Department of Labor registered apprenticeship programs for Childcare Development Specialist and Childcare Educator.
Paid Work Experience Program for Young Adults Continuing in Northwest Michigan
A program providing meaningful work experience and income for young adults is continuing in northwest Lower Michigan. Northwest Michigan Works! has received a $220,000 state grant for the Young Professionals program.
Village of Thompsonville Parks and Recreation Survey Open
Networks Northwest and the Village of Thompsonville in Benzie County are working to develop the Village’s first Parks and Recreation Plan and a survey is being conducted to gather information for that plan.
Regional Child Care Planning Grant Awarded to Networks Northwest
The Early Childhood Investment Corporation’s (ECIC) Child Care Innovation Fund has awarded Networks Northwest with a $150,000 grant aimed at expanding access to quality, affordable child care for working families in northwest Lower Michigan.
New Survey Technician Training Program at NMC
A new program at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) will help people learn the skills they need for a career in a high-demand, high-wage field as a survey technician.
Wexford County Parks and Recreation Survey Seeking Residents Input
Wexford County has teamed up with Networks Northwest to develop the County Parks and Recreation Plan. As part of the work, there will be multiple opportunities for the public to provide comments, starting with the 2023 Wexford County Parks and Recreation Survey.
Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.
- Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager