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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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    SEEDS Launches Innovative Green-Collar Apprenticeship

    A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program in northern Michigan will help prepare young workers for careers in the environmental sectors of the economy.

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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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    No-Cost Marketing Services For Small Farmers & Food-Based Businesses

    The Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and Taste the Local Difference (TLD), are working together to offer no-cost marketing services to small farmers and food-based businesses in the Northwest region.

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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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    First of Its Kind Career and Leadership Program Coming to Cadillac 8th Grade Students

    Cadillac Area Public Schools (CAPS) and Northwest Michigan Works! are proud to announce that CAPS 8th graders will be the first students in the state to participate in a Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) Middle School program.

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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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    Networks Northwest Receives National Award for Housing Study

    Networks Northwest has received a 2020 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for a Target Market Analysis showing the demand for housing in northwest Michigan.

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    More than $4.3M in Small Business Restart Program Dollars for COVID-19 Economic Recovery Efforts

    Through the CARES Act and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), over $4.3 million in Michigan Small Business Restart Program dollars is being provided to many Northwest Michigan small businesses as they continue to work to recover from the COVID-19.

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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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    Survey Looks at Moving Freight in Northern Michigan

    Challenges and opportunities related to moving freight in Northwest Lower Michigan provided the focus for a recently completed survey of businesses in the region.

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    New Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program Launches in Kalkaska

    Northwest Michigan’s first Medical Assistant apprenticeship program is underway in Kalkaska. The U.S. Department of Labor registered Medical Assistant apprenticeship is being offered by Northwest Michigan Works! in partnership with Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.

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