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Creative Leadership in Action

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
November 12, 2018 12:00 PM

Creative Leadership in Action- Changing the school culture is vital for student success. This important work is fueled by passion driven learning and is job one for students of the Creative Leadership class. 

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The Next Generation Innovative Workforce: Developing NOW!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 29, 2018 9:00 AM

Integrating STEM across the state…That’s what the Square One Education Network does. Barb Land, COO of this high-impact, Michigan-based non-profit overviews the extensive offerings for K-12 teachers and students. Very unique and exciting projects captivate students all around the state, particularly through their “Masters of Mobility” initiatives.

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Northern Lakes Economic Alliance | National Manufacturing Day Comes to Northern Michigan Students

Michigan Business Network
October 26, 2018 2:00 PM

High schoolers, parents and community can tour local manufacturing facilities during the week of Nov. 5-9, 2018

During the week of Nov. 5-9, 2018, area students, parents and community residents will have the opportunity to tour some of the region’s most unique and important manufacturing facilities. Tours will take place at numerous plants in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties, during school hours.

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Preparing Students for Career Readiness

Michigan Business Beat
October 26, 2018 12:00 PM

Heather Ballien Superintendent, Great Lakes Cyber Academy joins the Michigan Business Network to talk about how online schools. Online schools like Great Lakes Cyber Academy, are preparing students for career readiness in an ever-increasing digital world, demonstrating how to interact online with peers. She also addresses how online schools can be personalized for the students which benefit and empower students.

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Sparrow News | Top Tips to Keep Teens Safe Behind the Wheel

Michigan Business Network
October 25, 2018 1:00 PM

National Teen Driver Safety Week puts the spotlight on safe teen driving behavior  

Capital Area Safe Kids Coalition, Lansing, MIIn recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 21-27), Capital Area Safe Kids Coalitionurges teens and their families to discuss smart strategies for staying safe behind the wheel. Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for American teens and are most often the result of inexperienced teen drivers taking risks like not buckling up, texting, driving with teen passengers, speeding, driving under the influence or driving in the dark.

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TED | Career and Technical Education Gaining Steam Among Michigan Students

Michigan Business Network
October 24, 2018 12:00 PM

CTE adds 1,300 students in just one year, programs grow by 112

LANSING – The programs that prepare students with in-demand skills needed to land a high-demand, good-paying career gained more traction among Michigan high school students, data shows.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs added more than 1,300 students in the 2017-2018 school year, continuing an upward trend for the third consecutive year in CTE enrollment. These programs provide more than hands-on learning, they provide real-life application of lessons typically taught in a classroom setting and 21st Century skills that prepare students for life, no matter their postsecondary career path.

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Bright Walls Mural Festival in Jackson Michigan

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
October 19, 2018 11:00 AM

On this episode of Students United is excerpts from the Bright Walls Mural Festival in Jackson Michigan. The segment features many student voices sharing thoughts on a unique trip that not only introduced them to artwork from 17 artists from around the world but also to the historical locations such as the Michigan Theater (open in 1930) and the 1906 Masonic Temple, home to the new Jackson School of Arts Project. The Michigan Theater which has received the Michigan Historical Preservation Award for its restoration efforts. The restoration work is well underway for the Jackson School of Arts which is scheduled to open next fall. 

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State Brings City Leaders Together to Discuss Talent Retention, Attraction Marketing Strategies | TED

Michigan Business Network
October 15, 2018 11:00 AM

News Release Provided by TED

Choose Michigan campaign adds U.P. to
campaign website, showcases how others can join the statewide effort

LANSING, Mich.— One month after the launch of the state’s first-ever talent retention and attraction campaign – Choose Michigan – more than 70 leaders from cities across the state gathered in Lansing for an inside look at Michigan’s first-of-its-kind marketing efforts geared toward young science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) professionals.

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Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship on Campus

Michigan Business Beat
September 28, 2018 10:00 AM

Entrepreneurship is now a minor option for undergrads and embodies a resourceful and unique set of skills that can further help students in the future. Chris Holman welcomes Neil Kane, Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship of Michigan State University to talk about how the college is creating a culture of entrepreneurship on campus.

MSU has around 600 students that participate in this unique entrepreneurship program that began in the winter of 2016. The program is open to anyone across campus, in any major and in any college. For more information about the Entrepreneurship & Innovation program visit: entrepreneurship.msu.edu/

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CAMW! MVP | Dispelling Myths of CTE

Michigan Business Beat
September 20, 2018 2:00 PM

On this segment of Michigan Business Beat is Jamie Engel, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education. Career and Technical Education is the CAMW! Most Valuable Partner for the month of September. He shares some information on Career and Technical Education program and dispels some myths of CTE.

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