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Serving Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, & Saginaw Counties

Rapid Response

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Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Modifies Service Delivery in Response to COVID-19 Concerns

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Midland Business Alliance 4th quarter membership luncheon panel discussion

Michigan Works Joins Panel Discussion Focused on Talent

Talent was the topic of a panel discussion at the Midland Business Alliance 4th quarter membership luncheon. Chris Rishko, CEO of Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! joined Kathie Fuce-Hobohm from Space Inc. and Andy Johnston from the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. … [Read more...]

Apprenticeships Offer Another Method of Talent Development

While MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan is a strategy to “grow your own,” apprenticeships are a strategy for “learning while earning.” Lasting from one to six years, apprenticeships connect education and work simultaneously. Apprentices take classes while they are working. At the end, they earn industry-recognized credentials and in many cases earn college credits that may lead to an associate or … [Read more...]

Advocating for Going Pro TalentFund

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Fights for Going Pro Talent Fund

Chris Rishko, chief executive officer of Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, along with a number of key business partners from our region, went to Lansing this week to speak before the Talent and Economic Development/Michigan Economic Development Corporation committee. The group attended to advocate for the Going Pro Talent Fund and to urge committee members to pass a supplemental budget that will … [Read more...]