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Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Tour Industrial Arts Institute

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) students in the Char-Em ISD’s Welding Program at East Jordan had the opportunity go on Talent Tours at Moran Iron Works and the Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway. Along with touring both facilities, the 14 students were able to bring their welding gear and participate in demonstrations with the staff at the Industrial Arts Institute.

Moran Iron Works is a national leader in custom steel fabrication, specializing in one-of-a-kind fabrication and conversion. The Industrial Arts Institute offers premier comprehensive trade programs that prepare students for skilled trades careers.

JMG is a statewide initiative to help increase graduation rates and also help students make a successful transition into post-secondary education and/or employment opportunities. JMG offers mentoring, job readiness and leadership development skills, and work experience to high school students.

Northwest Michigan Works! and the Char-Em ISD Career and Technical Education Program are partnering to provide the Job’s for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program to students in Char-Em’s welding program at East Jordan and Pellston.

Along with the partnership with the Char-Em ISD, Northwest Michigan Works also coordinates JMG programs at the Traverse Bay Area ISD Career Tech Center and the Wexford-Missaukee ISD Career Tech Center.


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Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager