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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...

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2020 Going Pro Talent Fund

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Officially Launching 2020 Going Pro Talent Fund Grant Application Process Since 2014, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! has helped more than 100 employers in five counties win millions in training grants. More than 6,000 workers have...

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Introducing MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan

A New Way to Create a Talent Pipeline Hundreds of employers are learning about opportunities to bring heavy equipment, simulators, tools, and hands-on exhibits to a new career exploration event for area middle and high schoolers. Called MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan,...

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$1.8 Million Awarded to Local Employers

December 20, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   (Great Lakes Bay Region) —It’s been a great week for Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and area employers! Two significant state grant programs facilitated by Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! will bring millions of dollars...

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Hiring Innovation: “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...

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Need for Medical Assistants Drives New Training Program

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...

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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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