Making Moves Towards a Future Career – A Success Story

Making moves to a future career

Making Moves Towards a Future Career  Making Moves Toward a Future Career Annika, a student at Marquette Alternative high school, was planning to attend Northern Michigan University’s Cosmetology program with the goal of one day owning her own salon. UP Michigan Works! met Annika while visiting students for the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program.   Annika […]

The State of Michigan LEO provides UIA Resources

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Impacted Michigan Workers and Businesses Offered Support The following information was provided by the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity via a press release on September 15th, 2023. Lansing, Mich.—In recognition of the potential impacts of the UAW strike, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is offering agency resources to assist […]

MTU Director of Career Services Previews 906 Industry Day

906 Industry Day

Jenna Lane gives an amazing preview of what’s to come at the 906 Industry Day event at Michigan Technological University’s campus.  The fair is designed to show students they can still thrive in the upper peninsula after graduation.  The fair will have employers that are specifically seeking talent who is working on obtaining or have […]

Program Coming to Delta County Jail will Educate & Rehabilitate

A new program in partnership with Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! and the Delta County Sheriff’s Department seeks to help offenders get jobs after serving time in prison.  It is estimated that 90% of the currently incarcerated population in Escanaba are repeat offenders.   The goal of the program is to help prevent repeat offenses, rehabilitate, and […]

First Ever Cybersecurity Youth Registered Apprenticeship Program Launched in Michigan

Cybersecurity Apprenticeship

In an effort to bring new career opportunities to youth in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the first ever cybersecurity youth registered apprenticeship program launched! This program will be starting with six high school students who will be pioneering the program.  The program is run by Guide Star, a division of CCI Systems. This program was put […]

Connect Construction Students Get “Drafted” into Apprenticeships

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In Escanaba, students in the Construction Connect UP were “drafted” into skilled trades apprenticeships with their signatory contractors and U.P building trades Unions. Students in the apprenticeship work 2-3 hours in the morning or afternoon while making $13/ hr.  Opportunities like this one set youth up for not just a job, but a career in […]