David stands in front of a Midwest Truck Driving School sign with a certificate in his hand, standing between two other men.

Life Changer – A Success Story

David came to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! looking for assistance in obtaining his GED as he had not fulfilled the requirements to obtain a High School diploma. He also had a baby on the way, so he needed a job to support his family. Michigan Works! staff helped …

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Students sit with their backs to the camera in a classroom setting while a woman from the SBDC stands in front of the class talking to them about starting a business.

Lessons on How to Start a Small Business with JMG

In late November, Nicole Young Potvin from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) met with Jobs for Michigan's Graduates (JMG) students at Jack Reque Alternative High School. During Nicole's presentation, she taught students how to take their future into their own hands by starting a …

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Serving Those Who Protect and Serve

A partnership among Michigan Works!, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, and Lake Superior State University. Every day, Law Enforcement Officers put themselves in harm’s way to serve their communities. This type of service and dedication requires selflessness, education, and comprehensive training. The training and education …

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TV6 Interview with Jason of Michigan Works!

Apprentices and National Apprenticeship Week On November 13, 2019 Jason from Michigan Works! UPward Talent Council traveled to TV6 to discuss apprenticeships and National Apprenticeship Week. To watch the interview with Jason, please follow this link. For more information on apprenticeships, please visit an American Job Center in …

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Event flyer with the following printed on it: Come on UP! Connect. Network. Hire. Return North. Friday, November 29th, 2019 from 3 to 5 PM.

MTEC SmartZone’s Return North Event

UPward Talent Council - Michigan Works! is proud to sponsor MTEC SmartZone's Return North event on November 29th at the Continental Fire Company. Via MTEC SmartZone's Website (https://www.mtecsz.com/): MTEC SmartZone will once again be hosting its Return North event this coming November. Return North is an …

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DeJian stands with his hands held together in front of his stomach. He is standing in front of a green tool chest while wearing safety glasses and a hard hat.

National Apprenticeship Week 2019, Continued

DeJian - IBEW 906 Electrician Apprentice ESCANABA, MI – Sometimes, people struggle to find their niche. Other times, they find what seems to be their destiny. DeJian, an Apprentice with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 906 and B&B Electric, is on his way to becoming a …

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Flyer advertising National Apprenticeship Week. It reads: Michigan Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week. November 11th through the 17th. To learn more, visit MiTalent.org/NAW. Michigan Apprenticeships, Experience Sooner.

National Apprenticeship Week

November 11th-17th, 2019 National Apprenticeship Week is a week-long celebration geared towards raising awareness for apprenticeship-based training programs throughout Michigan and the country as a whole. Earn while you learn in an apprenticeship! If you're interested in learning more about apprenticeships and their potential, please visit MiTalent.org/NAW. If …

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