Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Works!'


Manufacturer has a spring in his step

Wolverine Coil Spring president works to develop young talent as part of the triple bottom line.

March 16, 2018
Jay Dunwell’s enthusiasm for things made using his company’s products is effusive. Read More

Street Talk: The DIY spirit

Invisible workforce.

February 16, 2018
A former city of Wyoming dump truck has found new life as a crash attenuator vehicle for the Public Safety Department’s fire division. Read More

Agency releases list of 100 'Hot Jobs' in West Michigan

January 17, 2018
West Michigan Works! is reporting that the highest concentration of the region’s top 100 jobs are in the manufacturing and health sciences industries. Read More

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