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

2020 Going Pro Talent Fund

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Introducing MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan

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Squash Team

Hiring Innovation: “Squash Team”

Every year around the third week of September, Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn begins an annual tradition of harvesting and processing all the squash they use throughout the year for sides and desserts in their restaurants and eateries. The “squash team,” as it has been dubbed, takes the blue hubbard squash brought in from the fields and cuts, cooks, scrapes, and packages it.  This process takes five … [Read more...]

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Need for Medical Assistants Drives New Training Program

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! convened a consortium of regional hospitals and training providers to discuss ongoing hiring needs in the health care industry. The result of our meetings is a new, accelerated training program for medical assistants that begins January 2019. With the help of Covenant HealthCare, McLaren, and MidMichigan Health, Delta College is creating a three-semester … [Read more...]

Apprenticeships Take Off Throughout Michigan

Registered apprenticeships are an industry-driven talent development strategy that combines on-the-job experience with formal classroom learning. Michigan was recently awarded $4 million from the United States Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeships by 2020. "Many employers in our region are looking to build their own talent pipelines,” explains Ann Marie Batkoski, … [Read more...]