State Representative Visits JMG Students in Traverse City
State Representative Larry Inman visited the TBA Career-Tech Center in Traverse City February 23 to learn about the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program being offered to some of the students there. Northwest Michigan Works! is partnering with the TBAISD to provide JMG to 44 students in the Career-Tech Center's Automotive Technology program. JMG helps young adults graduate and make successful transitions to postsecondary education or meaningful employment by offering mentoring, job readiness and leadership development skills, and work experience.
Representative Inman talked with the students about the importance of skilled trades and high tech jobs. He also discussed future funding for JMG and said he would like to have some of the students come to Lansing to share their stories with the School Aid Education Committee.
Along with the program at TBA, Northwest Michigan Works! also coordinates JMG programs at the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center, and Career Readiness programs at Northwest Michigan Works! in Kalkaska and Manistee.
Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is the leading program of Youth Solutions, Inc., a premiere youth opportunity organization on a mission to equip young people with the skills to overcome barriers and win in education, employment, and as citizens. Youth Solutions is the state-based affiliate of the national Jobs for America's Graduates organization (jag.org), one of the largest and most successful school-to-work systems in the United States. The JMG model consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to help young people achieve education and career goals. For more information on Youth Solutions and its Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates programming, visit ouryouthsolutions.org.
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