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Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Attend Legislative Day in Lansing

Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program at two northern Michigan Career-Tech Centers participated in the JMG Legislative Day February 14 in Lansing. Three students from the Traverse Bay Area (TBA) ISD Career-Tech Center and three students from the Wexford-Missaukee Career-Tech Center attended the event along with about 70 other JMG students from around the state.

The TBA students who attended the Legislative Day were Garren Doerr, a junior from Traverse City; Ryan Memberto, a senior from Suttons Bay: and Danielle Rodriguez, a senior from Kingsley. All three students are in the Tech Center’s Automotive Technology program which is in its first year of participating in the JMG program.

The Wexford-Missaukee CTC students who attended the event were Elizabeth Eastway, a senior from Manton; and junior Olivia Emond and senior Jessy Taylor, both from Lake City. All three students are in the Tech Center’s Hospitality, Retailing, and Entrepreneurship program which is in its second year of participating in the JMG program.

While they were in Lansing the students met with Senators Darwin Booher and Wayne Schmidt, and Representatives Michelle Hoitenga and Larry Inman, and talked with them about the JMG program. The students also got to tour the State Capitol Building.

The students were joined on the trip by Northwest Michigan Works! Career Preparation Specialist and JMG Manager, Dana Venhuizen, and Youth Career Technical Education Placement Advisor, LeAnne Bush.

The statewide Jobs for Michigan's Graduates program helps Michigan's young adults graduate and make successful transitions to postsecondary education or meaningful employment. Northwest Michigan Works! coordinates JMG programs at the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, the Traverse Bay Area ISD Career-Tech Center and the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center.



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