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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist II Joins Lansing-Area Business, Education, Labor and Workforce Development Leaders to Announce the Launch of Going PRO

Michigan Business Network
June 17, 2019 8:00 AM

Campaign aims to address skilled-labor shortage that employers say is critical economic priority

LANSING, Mich.—Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, along with local leaders in business, education, labor and workforce development, Monday launched one of the nation’s most ambitious education and awareness campaigns to help Michigan employers fill an estimated 545,000 skilled-labor jobs coming open through 2026.

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CAMW! MVP for May 2019 | Dart Bank Reviewing Going Pro Talent Fund

Michigan Business Beat
May 28, 2019 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Karla Spoor SPHR, SHRM-SCP. Senior Vice President/Human Resources. Dart Bank, Mason Office, MI, to the studio. CAMW!  (Capital Area Michigan Work's MVP (Most Valuable Partner) for May 2019 is Dart Bank. Their primary focus is to discuss the Going Pro Talent Fund and how Dart Bank is involved. SO,.. What is the Going Pro Talent Fund?

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CAMW! | CFO Becky Powers Shares Details on Going Pro Talent Fund

Michigan Business Beat
May 21, 2019 8:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Becky Powers, CFO, Capital Area Michigan Works!, Lansing, MI. He looks to find out all about Going Pro in Michigan.

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Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist II congratulate students entering the workforce in Professional Trades during Going PRO in Michigan Signing Week

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2019 6:00 PM

State, education and business stakeholders applaud students entering workforce, hope to help encourage young talent to consider the vast pipeline of opportunities

Brian Wing, LiUNA apprentice, addresses students during Going PRO in Michigan Signing Week event at Oakland Schools Technical Campus - Northeast.

Lansing, Mich. – The inaugural Going PRO in Michigan Signing Week events on May 7 and May 10 will recognize students from career centers in Oakland and Saginaw counties and honor their dedication to pursue one of the many high-wage, high-demand apprenticeships or Professional Trades opportunities available statewide.

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New director selected to lead Unemployment Insurance Agency

Michigan Business Network
May 7, 2019 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—Steve Gray, 57, a professor and attorney with 30 years of expertise in unemployment insurance and administrative law, has been selected to lead Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA).

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MiCareerQuest Capital Area Focused on the Student Experience

Michigan Business Beat
April 30, 2019 4:00 PM

New event giving 4,400 youth hands-on career exploration
LANSING, Mich. – Picture students standing on the floor of the Lansing Center learning to code from a computer science engineer, developing a Snapchat
filter with a social media manager and drawing blood from a manikin while a nurse helps guide them. Well that’s exactly what MiCareerQuest Capital Area had in store for the expected 4,400 regional students on Friday, April 26, 2019.

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Experience for Hire (AARP, West MI Works!)

Michigan Business Network
April 29, 2019 5:00 PM

The Michigan Business Network was on the road to Grand Rapids Michigan for the Experience for Hire event put on by AARP Michigan and West Michigan Works (Wednesday, March 27, 2019). Founder of MBN and President of AARP Michigan, Chris Holman had the opportunity to speak with representatives from AARP and West Michigan Works! along with some of the participants of this one of a kind event. 

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TED | National Welding Month Offers Important Opportunity to Spotlight, Recognize Professionals in High-Wage, High-Demand Field

Michigan Business Network
April 25, 2019 2:00 PM

National Welding Month offers important opportunity to spotlight, recognize professionals in high-wage, high-demand field

LANSING, Mich.— With more than 1,500 annual openings and a shrinking Professional Trades workforce, Michigan needs more welders.

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CMMA Brings Value to Manufacturing Community

Michigan Business Beat
February 13, 2019 11:00 AM

Executive Director of Central Michigan Manufacturing Association (CMMA) Harry Leaver joins small business advocate Chris Holman on the Michigan Business Beat.

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Skills Forward DETROIT: City-Focused Talent Academy from Penn Foster

Michigan Business Beat
February 11, 2019 2:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Ron J. Stefanski, Managing Director, Corporate Education of Penn Foster about Skills Forward DETROIT: City-Focused Talent Academy.

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