Items Tagged with 'skilled trades'


Job fair filling 75 positions

July 19, 2019
A local staffing agency is hosting a skilled trades job fair on behalf of 50 employers. Read More

College offering new welding certificate

June 21, 2019
A local college is launching a new certificate program for welding jobs. Read More

Auto supplier opens training center

June 11, 2019
An auto supplier has opened a technical training center in the region to upskill its advanced manufacturing workers. Read More

West Michigan employers win $9.5M in training grants

December 27, 2018
Michigan’s Talent Investment Agency has awarded $9.5 million in training funds to more than 200 West Michigan employers. Read More

Metallica's foundation awards grant to college

December 13, 2018
The foundation started by the heavy metal band Metallica is giving a job-training grant to a local college. Read More

College opening manufacturing lab downtown

September 13, 2018
A new educational manufacturing facility in downtown Grand Rapids is being unveiled. Read More

Firm partners with downtown museum on electrical exhibit

September 12, 2018
A local electrical firm has helped a downtown museum create a new exhibit on “the power of electricity.” Read More

Can Governor Snyder's 'Marshall Plan' fill the Michigan talent gap?

May 14, 2018
LANSING — Dakota Carter was 4 years old when he found his calling inside his grandfather's garage. Read More

Attracting the next generation of construction pros

April 30, 2018
It’s a Friday afternoon, and I’m sitting in the sun-soaked office of Julie Parks, executive director of workforce training at Grand Rapids Community College M-TEC. Alongside me is Amy Pierce, career exploration coordinator for Kent ISD, and we’re talking about launching a construction training program at GRCC M-TEC for high school seniors from two local school districts. Think dual enrollment meets work-based learning. Read More

Are jobs in skilled/professional trades attractive enough?

September 8, 2017
Conventional wisdom is one of the main culprits in the so-called skill shortage is that all Michigan kids are being pushed to get a four-year degree. Read More