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

UP Construction Council

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 […]

Hanna Joins TV 6 to Discuss Opportunities in Hospitality, Tourism, and Retail

The interview was produced and distributed by TV 6 Our very own Hanna, Director of Talent Services, joined Elizabeth on TV 6 to discuss a virtual hiring event and training opportunities for job seekers and those currently employed in the hospitality, tourism, and retail sectors. Click on the picture below to watch the interview in its […]

Upper Peninsula Lead Abatement Training

Michigan is investing in lead abatement services for residential homes across the state!

The “Lead Safe Work Program”, overseen by the Lead Certification and Compliance Assurance section at the Division of Environmental Health,  seeks to educate, train, and certify individuals who want to become a lead-certified worker or supervisor.

Goal Getter – A Success Story

A woman in green scrubs stands in front of a brick wall.

Courtney reached out to the Marquette Michigan Works! Office after learning of the programs and services offered through a presentation in one of her nursing classes led by a Michigan Works! employee.

H-2B Workers

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Information about the H-2B process can be found below (on this page).