Items Tagged with 'skilled trades'
Michigan’s Talent Investment Agency has awarded $9.5 million in training funds to more than 200 West Michigan employers. Read More
A local electrical firm has helped a downtown museum create a new exhibit on “the power of electricity.” Read More
LANSING — Dakota Carter was 4 years old when he found his calling inside his grandfather's garage. Read More
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
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
We hear a lot about the abundance of good-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year degree. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal’s reporting on the shortage of workers has been persistent, especially this year, and crosses many industry sectors including IT, computer programming and data management, varied construction skill areas and retailers, particularly in the food industry. Read More