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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GST Michigan Works! restricts all visits to appointment ONLY! While we are open during the COVID-19 pandemic, we must protect our clients and our employees. With reports of more than 4,200 coronavirus cases in the United States alone (per the Business Insider) and the closing of businesses across the state, we must take this virus […]

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Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist Joins Local Lawmakers in Celebrating Local Talent, Career Development Efforts in Northwest Michigan LANSING, MI (March 9, 2020)— Local talent development and employment successes were among those celebrated by state leaders at the Michigan Works! Association Impact Awards, last week. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, local lawmakers and statewide talent development officials […]

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We hope you are all still doing well during these uncertain times! As we continue to navigate through these interesting waters and be sure we are all staying safe, we wanted to share with you a series of TIPS from USDOL & OSHA. For more quick tips, please visit OSHA.GOV […]

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