Northern Michigan Regional Planning Director Selected for International Fellowship
Matt McCauley, the director of regional planning and community development for the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, has been selected to receive a research fellowship to study the linkages between regional planning and workforce development in Europe. McCauley received the fellowship through the Urban and Regional Policy Program of the German Marshall Fund. He was one of just three recipients selected from a very competitive pool of domestic and international candidates.
Northwest Michigan Works! Presents Award for Parolee Success
Scott Kulanda received an award from Northwest Michigan Works!. He put in serious effort to turn his life around after being paroled from Pugsley Correctional Facility. Scott took advantage of Michigan Works’ employment services which led to employment as a machinist.
Take the Housing Survey!
The online survey will only take a few minutes to complete, and will provide valuable information for local communities looking for ways to address their housing challenges.
Grandmother Selected as Adult Education Student of the Year
46-year-old Fay Dwyer of Traverse City is already a grandmother but that definitely doesn’t slow her down. Dwyer is raising three of her own grandchildren, runs a licensed foster care home, and is still finding time to work on earning her high school diploma at the Northwest Michigan Works! Adult Education Learning Lab in Traverse City. Dwyer’s hard work and dedication have earned her recognition as the Northwest Michigan Works! Adult Education Student of the Year.
Wexford County Worker Receives Michigan Works! Award
A Manton man who changed careers after being laid off has received special recognition from Northwest Michigan Works!. Michael Springer is the Excellence in Career Transition Award winner.
Charlevoix County Student Receives Michigan Works! Award
A young woman from East Jordan has received special recognition from Northwest Michigan Works!. Lisa Clark is the Youth Program Customer of the Year.
Two Manistee County Women Receive Michigan Works! Awards
Two Manistee County women received special recognition from Northwest Michigan Works!. April Birch from Copemish is the PATH Program Customer of the Year. Roberta Allen from Kaleva is the Dislocated Worker Program Customer of the Year.
Petoskey Business Receives Michigan Works! Award
Demmer Corporation in Petoskey received special recognition from Northwest Michigan Works!. The company was recognized for its success as an employer and Michigan Works! partner.
Mancelona Business Receives Michigan Works! Award
Antrim Machine Products in Mancelona has received special recognition from Northwest Michigan Works!. The company was recognized for its success as an employer and Michigan Works! partner.
Workers, Students, and Employers Recognized by Northwest Michigan Works!
Northwest Michigan Works! has given special recognition to some of the workers, students, and businesses it serves. The awards were presented at the June 10 meeting of the Northwest Michigan Workforce Development Board in Traverse City.
Website Connects Commuters With Rides in Northwest Michigan
The Northwest Michigan Ride Share Connection website has been updated to make it easier for commuters to find or offer rides in northwest Michigan. NMRide.net can help
local residents reduce traffic, save energy, and make friends who value smart commute options.
DNR Invites Public Input on Forest Plans for Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Manistee Counties
The Department of Natural Resources will host open houses on Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26, in Traverse City and Kalkaska to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management treatments for 2015 in the Traverse City management unit, which includes Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Manistee counties.
Career Connection Helps Job Seekers in Kalkaska
Kalkaska area job seekers are getting some help from a program called the Kalkaska Career Connection. The free meetings are held every two weeks at the Kalkaska Michigan Works! Service Center and give job seekers a chance to learn about job opportunities and improve their job search skills.
NMC Student Video Challenges the Stereotypes of Poverty
In addition to studying a variety of social problems from the local through the global levels in a Modern Social Problems course (SOC 201), NMC students worked together on a semester-long service learning video project that focused on myths and stereotypes about poverty and people living on low-income.
Talent Summit Focuses on Northwest Michigan Workforce Needs
Leaders from business, education, and workforce development gathered in Traverse City for the Northwest Michigan Talent 2020 Summit. The event was hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments and Northwest Michigan Works! and focused on developing strategies to meet the region's workforce needs. Watch the video to find out more.
Beaver Island Lighthouse School Graduation Spring 2013
The Beaver Island Lighthouse School held a Completion/Graduation Ceremony for the Class of Spring 2013. Two students received their high school diplomas and they and 21 other students received certificates for completing a semester at the school.
Leelanau County's Baabaazuzu Benefits from SBA and SBTDC Services
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office and Baabaazuzu, Inc. hosted an SBA press conference on May 8th to highlight how small businesses are benefitting from the SBA and its partner programs. Baabaazuzu is one of many local companies which were helped with financing and business consulting needed to create jobs and contribute to the local economy.
Governor Snyder Makes Virtual Stop in TC as Part of the Talent 2020 Summit
Governor Rick Snyder made a virtual stop in Traverse City, hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, as part of the Talent 2020 Summit, a meeting for business owners, educators, and other leaders, where they strategized on how to solve the talent gap and get the right kind of training to meet needs.
YouthBuild Cadillac Honors Graduates at Completion Ceremony
The 13 members of the YouthBuild Northwest Cadillac Class of 2013 were recognized for their accomplishments at a special completion ceremony at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center.
Zoning Board of Appeals Administration Workshops Offered in Traverse City
Workshops covering many aspects of Zoning Board administration: statutory requirements, appeals process, process to make a decision, rules of procedure are being offered in Traverse City.
Armor Express Turns To Michigan Works! For Hiring Help
Armor Express Chief Operating Officer Ed Kiessel says the Central Lake company turns to Northwest Michigan Works! when it needs help finding new employees.
MDOT Director Meets With Grand Vision Transportation Network
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director Kirk Steudle met with The Grand Vision Transportation Network, which includes TC-TALUS and local road agency officials, to discuss the future of transportation funding in Michigan.
Report on the Economy: Emmet County
Elaine Wood, CEO of the Northwest MI Council of Governments and Northwest Michigan Works!, Inc., made a presentation on Feb. 1, 2013 to the Emmet County community regarding its economy.
Northwest Michigan Council of Governments Receives National Energy Efficiency Honors
The National Association of Development Organizations awarded the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments its regional Innovation Award for an energy saving program for local governments.