Aurora Cad Cam is a small business in Lapeer County with a big desire to not only just survive but to thrive and in these uncertain, unprecedented times that takes extraordinary drive! They just proved they continue to have that drive by completing their ISO 9001:2015 intensive training. GST Michigan Works! was able to […]

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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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Jupiter Manufacturing is a full line CNC, milling, turning, production, prototype, fabrication and die building facility. Due to a job loss, Michael found himself struggling.  He had some previous CNC experience, but not to the extent that Jupiter was looking for.  Thomas contacted GST Michigan Works! to inquire about the On-the-Job Training Program, which he […]

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Aristo-Cast, Inc. had prepared and scheduled training for an employee who had planned to be trained under the Going PRO Talent Fund Fiscal Year 2020 grant, which was not funded due to COVID-19’s early impact. Still needing to have the employee trained, GSTMW! and Aristo-Cast moved in the direction of the Incumbent Worker Training option. […]

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While in the chaos the pandemic was creating, Trims Unlimited co-owners, George Mansour and Bill Welch stepped up to the plate with a decision to shift gears, purchase equipment, train and start producing medical-grade masks and gowns. The training was going to take a little time as Ultrasonic Welding and the medical grade material handling […]

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When Aurora Cad Cam needed to hire, another employee there recommended a friend, Edward Eskridge, but knew Edward didn’t have experience in this type of work. Edward went through Aurora’s interview process and was offered a position. Trish Whitcomb, the Office Manager at Aurora, got in touch with GSTMW! Eligibility was determined and we were […]

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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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