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    Nation’s First Beekeeper Apprentices Recognized at Graduation Ceremony

    The nation’s first ever beekeeper apprentices, along with new apprentices in several other career fields, were recognized at a special graduation ceremony October 1 at St. Ambrose Cellars and Sleeping Bear Farms in Benzie County.

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  1. Local Talent Development Professional Receives Michigan Works! Shining Star Award

    Pam Anderson, a Career Advisor at Northwest Michigan Works! in Manistee, was awarded a “Shining Star” Award by the Michigan Works! Association for her efforts to meet employment needs in Benzie and Manistee counties.

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    MiCareerQuest Northwest 2022

    MiCareerQuest Northwest 2022 will expose students in Northwest Michigan to exciting careers and endless possibilities.

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    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.

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    Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates BLAST Camp Helps Students Prepare for New School Year

    A special summer camp helped incoming Cadillac High School Jobs for Michigan's Graduates (JMG) freshmen prepare for the upcoming school year.

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    Going PRO Talent Fund 2022

    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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    Northwest Michigan Works! Joins Fight Against Opioid Crisis

    At a time when employers need all the help they can get to maintain a healthy, skilled workforce, Northwest Michigan Works! is working to help communities address a critical issue that impacts lives across the region: The Opioid Epidemic.

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    Northern Michigan Students Receive First Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Scholarships

    Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) programs at two northern Michigan schools are the first recipients of new JMG Scholarships that will help them continue their education. 

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    New Career Exploration Videos Available on Northwest Michigan Works! Website

    Students and job seekers can learn about a wide variety of careers by watching a new set of videos on the Northwest Michigan Works! website.

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    Cadillac JMG Students Help the Homeless and Others in Need

    54 students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program offered in the Living Skills classes at Cadillac Junior High School sewed 79 tote bags and filled them with toiletries, socks, and snacks.

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    Manistee County Launches Michigan’s First Police Officer Apprenticeship

    Northwest Michigan Works! in a partnership with the Manistee County Sheriff has launched a unique US Department of Labor registered apprenticeship for Police Officers.

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    New Report Looks at The Housing Picture in Northwest Michigan

    A new report looks at the supply and cost of housing in Northwest Lower Michigan and how the housing supply impacts regional growth and economic development.

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    Pellston High School JMG Students Help Out Brave Hearts Estate Veteran Facility

    Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program at Pellston High School used their welding skills for a community service project at nearby Brave Hearts Estates, a retreat for injured soldiers and veterans.

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    TentCraft Selected as Small Business of the Year

    TentCraft in Traverse City has been selected as the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Small Business of the Year.

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    Northwest Michigan Resident, Boyne Resorts, and North Central Michigan College Receive Statewide Recognition for Being Part of Innovative Apprenticeship Program

    An Alanson man, Boyne Resorts, and North Central Michigan College received Michigan Works! Impact Awards for being part of a comprehensive culinary apprenticeship program to help prepare individuals for successful careers.

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    Innovative Plumbing and HVAC Apprenticeships Launched in Northern Michigan

    Northwest Michigan Works! in a partnership with Precision Plumbing and Heating Systems, Inc., recently launched two innovative US Department of Labor registered apprenticeships for Plumbing and HVAC occupations.

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    Networks Northwest Working to Update Manistee County Park & Recreation Plan

    The Networks Northwest Community Development team, at the request of Manistee County, recently began the collaborative process of bringing together all 21 units of government in the county for an update to the County-Wide Park & Recreation Plan.

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    Northwest Michigan Businesses Receive $1.28 Million From Going PRO Talent Fund

    Businesses in Northwest Michigan will receive $1,288,698 for employee training from the state’s Going PRO Talent Fund in 2021.

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    Employers Recognized for Successful Apprenticeship Programs

    Michigan employers were recognized for their programs that skill workers through Registered Apprenticeship during a recent 2020 Michigan Apprenticeship Week virtual event.

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