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    Building a Recovery-Friendly Workplace Events in Traverse City and Cadillac

    Businesses can learn how to attract and retain talent by creating a recovery-friendly workplace at events October 11 in Traverse City and October 18 in Cadillac.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Northwest Michigan Works! and NMC Extended Education Offer Career Series

    Northwest Michigan Works! is partnering with Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Extended Education to present a series of classes to help job seekers recognize their skills, explore careers, and improve their job search skills.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Training Center Partners With Northwest Michigan Works! to Offer Tuition-Free Firefighter Training

    Firefighters will be receiving tuition-free training thanks to a partnership between the Northwest Regional Fire Training Center in Traverse City and Northwest Michigan Works!.

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    Cadillac Students Help Local Humane Society

    The Missaukee Humane Society received a helping hand from students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program at Cadillac Innovation High School.

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    Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Attend Career Development Conference

    Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Northwest Michigan Works! attended the JMG Career Development Conference April 29 in Lansing.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!.

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Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest

Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner