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Adult Education Skills Up North Program Recognizes First Group of Students

The Northwest Michigan Works! Adult Education program, in partnership with the TBAISD Career-Tech Center, is holding a completion ceremony to recognize the first group of students to complete the Skills Up North program. The completion ceremony is being held Thursday, May 23, from 3:30 pm to  5:00 pm at the Career-Tech Center, 880 Parsons Rd., Traverse City. Program participants completed course work in automotive technology, culinary arts or welding and fabrication to advance trade skills designed to improve employability and wage earning potential. 

Skills Up North is a free career-training program developed through a collaborative partnership between the TBAISD Career-Tech Center and Northwest Michigan Works! to encourage adult students to earn their GED high school equivalency diploma and experience success in a dedicated career pathway. 

The Career-Tech Center and Skills Up North students welcome their families, area employers, community agencies, and the general public to help celebrate their achievements and view the resumes and portfolios of each participant. 

Enrollment information for the next training session is available through Northwest Michigan Works! adult education at 231-922-3761 or adult education navigator Joe Parent at 231-922-7826, Learn more about Skills Up North on the TBAISD website.

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