Items Tagged with 'Michigan Works!'


Veteran Explorers Program expands beyond health care

Program includes three 10-week rotations to learn variety of job skills.

May 8, 2015
A training and career development program for veterans has expanded this year to include opportunities in Kent, Ottawa and Montcalm counties through collaborative employer partnerships. Read More

Muskegon creates business resource group

New entity’s goal is to connect businesses with development opportunities.

April 24, 2015
Four lakeshore-based agencies have launched an outreach program to coordinate the delivery of services offered by resource partners in the state providing opportunities and tools for Muskegon businesses. Read More

Businesses share $1.3M for worker training

December 18, 2014
More than 30 companies in the region have received state approval for grant funding to enhance the skills of their current and future workforces. Read More

Initiative targets workforce assessment

More than 30 organizations signed on to implement ACT WorkKeys.

September 26, 2014
A new initiative is leveraging an existing assessment tool in educational and workforce agency procedures to help employers validate job candidates’ work-ready skills. Read More

Employers look to second round of STTF grant process for employee training

West Michigan companies used $2.9M from fund last year.

September 12, 2014
Employers across the state are preparing to compete for the second round of state funding to develop responsive training programs for employees, which ultimately will promote Michigan’s business and economic competitiveness. Read More

Workforce agency posts 75 in-house jobs

February 6, 2014
A workforce development agency is looking to hire 75 employees as part of its three-year strategic plan to streamline services and focus on employer needs. Read More

Employers split $1.5M for 'upskilling'

January 24, 2014
A group of area companies, big and small, is sharing more than $1.5 million to “upskill” their workforces and new hires. Read More

Job fair builds on manufacturing

January 20, 2014
Michigan Works! is hosting a two day manufacturing job fair this month. Read More

Electronics manufacturer picks up $289K for training

November 26, 2013
A contract electronics manufacturer has been awarded a $289,550 state grant to train its workers. Read More

Michigan Works! orders service worker nominations

November 20, 2013
Michigan Works! is giving employers and the community the opportunity to recognize service workers who go above and beyond through its Essential Service Awards program. Read More