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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...

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Letter from Chris Rishko, CEO

Letter from Chris Rishko, CEO

It’s been a great week for Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and area employers! Two significant state grant programs will bring millions of dollars to the area to help train and develop the current and future workforce our region needs to be competitive. Just...

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STTF Funds Empower Avalon & Tahoe to Grow Boat Business

STTF Funds Empower Avalon & Tahoe to Grow Boat Business

Nestled right in Isabella County’s backyard in Alma sits Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing, producers of “the finest USA-manufactured pontoon boats.” A vertically integrated builder, it makes everything on its boats – from the pontoons and framing to the furniture....

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More About STTF Funds

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! was awarded nearly $2.2 million to fund training for 49 employers in the region in 2018 through the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF). Seven employers in Gratiot and Isabella counties were awarded STTF grants totally $217,516: The...

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Collaboration Pays Off!

Collaboration Pays Off!

Bill’s Custom Fab, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant submitted an STTF grant application last fall but was denied due to the competitive nature of the grant process. Undeterred, the company continued to work with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and submitted another form of grant...

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Alma Service Center Renovations Underway

Alma Service Center Renovations Underway

The Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! service center in Alma is undergoing renovations to better serve both employers and job seekers. A public open house is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5. Details will follow soon. Remember, we encourage area employers to use our...

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MTW Looks to Expand Location in 2018

MTW Looks to Expand Location in 2018

MTW Industries is growing! The full-service steel fabrication shop currently has about 7,000 square feet of space on West Picard in Mt. Pleasant. Company officials are looking to find new space measuring 20,000-30,000 square feet somewhere in the area within the year....

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