Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Attend Legislative Day in Lansing
Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Northwest Michigan Works! attended the JMG Legislative Day February 28 in Lansing. The event attracted over 125 students from across the state. While they were in Lansing, the students met with their legislators, networked with other JMG students, and toured the Capital.
The northern Michigan students attending the Legislative Day were Caleb St. John, a junior from Kingsley in the Automotive Technology Program at the TBAISD Career-Tech Center; Destiny Smith, a junior from Kingsley in the Automotive Technology Program at the TBAISD Career-Tech Center; Cassidy Baker, a senior from Cadillac in the Agriscience Program at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center; Katlin Booms, a senior from Marion in the Agriscience Program at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center; Haley Curnow, a senior from East Jordan in the Char-Em ISD CTE Welding Program; and Gregory Legato, a senior from Pellston in the Char-Em ISD CTE Welding Program.
JMG 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, the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center, and Out of School programs in Kalkaska and Manistee.
As the premier program of Youth Solutions, Inc., JMG equips young people with the skills needed to overcome barriers and ensure Michigan’s youth win in education, employment, and in life. Operating across 208 Michigan cities, JMG works with nearly 3,000 young people annually. For more information on Youth Solutions and its Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates programming, visit ouryouthsolutions.org.
Elise, Sarah and Elizabeth of Networks Northwest really made the Speak-Up Kalkaska Event successful, and we look forward to our continued partnership in completing the cooperative Master Plan Process.Cash Cook, Kalkaska DDA Director