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Capital Area Manufacturing Council Travels to Italy

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2018 2:00 PM


Jeffrey Mosher talks with Michelle Cordano, Executive Director of Capital Area Manufacturing Council at Capital Area Michigan Works! and gets the CAMW! Success Story of the Month.  

The Capital Area Manufacturing Council traveled to Italy with the aim to foster an alliance between Aziende Meccaniche Meccatroniche Associate (AMMA) and CAMC. The goals include attracting Italian manufacturing companies to Mid-Michigan, exploring trade opportunities, establishing a student exchange program as well as a dual Ph.D. program for engineering with Michigan State University.

The Skilled Traders Training Fund secured $1.27 Million in workforce development grants for CAMC Members – that’s 2.7 million for the region. Seventeen of those accepted applications were from 16 CAMC members.

Twenty leaders and CEOS from Michigan organizations who work with business and industry will participate in the Talent Pipeline Management Initiative. Academy graduates will go on to support businesses in their region by applying the TPM methodology to address their hardest to fill job openings.

Through MI Bright Future, schools can connect with local and regional employers helping students learn firsthand about viable career options and career development opportunities. 69 applications for businesses to receive STTF grants in our region, with 49 applications being Capital Area Michigan Works! helped submit accepted. This will help students understand the relevancy of what they are learning in the classroom and guide their career planning.

Visit www.camw.org to connect with the Capital Area Michigan Works! team for assistance with career exploration or staffing needs. Capital Area Michigan Works!, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, offers services in Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties at our Lansing, St. Johns and Charlotte American Job Centers.

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