Miamor Harris is an Out of School Youth participant from the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program, a GST Michigan Works! Service Provider. Miamor learned about the FHEO Program from Morr Workforce Development, after inquiring about Medical Assistant training. Miamor shared that she has always enjoyed studying health sciences and had […]

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Advanced Auto Trends, a small family-owned plastic injection molder with plants in Snover and Oxford, has been consistently enhancing their technology and skillset to become one of the most advanced plastic injection molders within the State of Michigan. Their contracts are expanding into large highly complex parts, which require absolutely zero defects. This in turn […]

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span data-preserver-spaces=”true”>We had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Jedele, the administration manager with apprenticeship expansion of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Scott explained what LEO does, what registered apprenticeships are, and how they fit within LEO. He also explained how LEO is involved in the process and the value registered apprenticeships […]

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We recently sat down with Shawn O’Neil, Director of Training for the Painters and Allied Trades Union. Shawn explained what the Painters and Allied Trades Union does, how they find work, the typical working conditions of the job, and the occupations that are offered in the union. The Painters and Allied Trades Union negotiate the […]

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We had the opportunity to speak with Rick Mason, Training Director with Flint and Saginaw Electrical JATC. Rick discusses with the JATC does, as well as an electrician’s role, working conditions, occupations offered, and the application process.  Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee is an on-going program sponsored by both the international brotherhood of electrical workers and […]

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We recently sat down with Matt Rajda, the training coordinator for the Iron Workers Local 25 training center as he explains his role, what ironworkers do, the different occupations in the trade as well as the working conditions and application process. As a training coordinator, Matt oversees the apprenticeship program and the journeyman upgrading programs […]

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We recently had a chance to sit and talk with Russel Davis, Michigan State Director for the United States Director of Labor, Director of Apprenticeships. Russel shared what makes up an actual registered apprenticeship and breaks down what the five basic components of an apprenticeship, and how they differ from any other work-based trainings.  A […]

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Bad Axe – Brenda Guardian had been working as a Personnel Coordinator and was laid off from her job.  She was employed at her previous job for 14 years and was devastated by the loss of her employment.  She came into GST Michigan Works! to sign up for UIA Benefits and was selected to attend […]

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