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CAMW! | Going PRO Talent Fund Sessions

Michigan Business Beat
August 13, 2019 11:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Edythe Copeland, CEO, CAMW!, Lansing, MI, into the studio for CAMW!'s focus topic for August: providing insight to the Going PRO Talent Fund and information sessions that CAMW! is hosting for employers in the near future.

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Talent Issues Impede Tech

Michigan Business Network
July 5, 2019 3:00 PM

A recent advancedmanufacturing.org article draws on recent research conducted by Case Western Reserve, New York University, and Boston University, with assistance from the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA).

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News Release | Peters Announces Proposal to Establish a National Institute of Manufacturing, Make Manufacturing Policy a Major National Focus

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2019 2:00 PM

Senator’s Idea Draws on Feedback from Michigan Manufacturers; Seeks to Revitalize Manufacturing Industry as Countries Like China and South Korea Prioritize Manufacturing Policy

WASHINGTON, DC     U.S. Senator Gary Peters today announced a new proposal to establish a National Institute of Manufacturing during his keynote address at the MForesight Manufacturing Summit in Washington, DC. Inspired by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the institute would serve as the hub for federal manufacturing programs, promote efforts to help our workforce close the skills gap and function as the focal point for developing a national strategy focused on ensuring American manufacturing policy can rapidly respond to changes in the global marketplace. Through his visits to manufacturers across Michigan, Peters has heard about the need for a unified strategy on manufacturing to revitalize the industry and keep pace with competitors in other countries.
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CAMW! MVP for June 2019 | An Education Perspective on The Summer Slide

Michigan Business Beat
June 26, 2019 5:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher is joined by Julie Fick, Chief Education Officer for CAMW!. She is also their MVP for June 2019, as she shares more details on the Summer Slide. -- What it is? Why it matters? Does it impact all students equally? What parents can do to combat it? What businesses can do? And finally why CAMW! is focused on this issue?

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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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