Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Works!'


Agency awards $30 million in training grants

West Michigan’s portion of the Skilled Trades Training Fund grants is up to $8.4M from $5.1M last year.

December 15, 2017
Michigan has increased the amount of Skilled Trades Training Fund grants going to the region’s employers in the upcoming year by 64 percent over last year. Read More

Workforce agency producing Second Chance Job Fair

December 12, 2017
A workforce development agency is hosting a job fair tomorrow to give those with past convictions a second chance. Read More

West Michigan Works! launches tech talent program

October 2, 2017
A regional workforce development agency has launched a program to strengthen and diversify the technology talent pool. Read More

Nonprofit wins grant for tech training program

June 8, 2017
A local nonprofit has earned a grant from a foundation to support technology training for working individuals. Read More

Partnership makes CNA certification affordable

West Michigan Works! and Michigan Career and Technical Institute offer 13-week course with no out-of-pocket costs.

June 2, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Trudy Brenner didn’t know if she’d ever have the opportunity to work as a health care provider again. Read More

Workforce development agency partners for new location

April 19, 2017
Citing the need to provide job-search resources to those living in poverty, a regional workforce development agency has opened a satellite site at a social services nonprofit. Read More

California storage maker investing $5.7M in new plant

March 8, 2017
A California storage maker and retailer is investing $5.7 million in a new plant in the area. Read More

West Michigan employers win $5M for workforce training

December 7, 2016
The state has awarded $5 million total to more than 120 employers in West Michigan for workforce training programs. Read More

Plastics supplier plans $33.6M investment in new facility

October 5, 2016
A supplier of injection-molded plastic parts to multiple industries is planning to invest $33.6 million in a new facility in the region. Read More

Automation supplier plans new facility

August 24, 2016
A maker of automated machinery in the region is planning to build a new 40,000-square-foot facility and create 60 jobs. Read More