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Gotion EV battery plant near Big Rapids needs 2,350 workers. Ferris State plans to train them.
Ferris State University is working to roll out an accelerated electric vehicle battery manufacturing training program to build a pipeline of workers for a planned $2.4 billion battery plant in the Big Rapids area.
MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Proposed federal rule change threatens Michigan Works! funding
A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor could jeopardize crucial funding for Michigan’s primary workforce development association, leading to the potential closure of at least 20 job training facilities and a loss of more than 200 staffers.
‘Ridiculous’ federal rule change could close 20 Michigan Works! training centers
The Michigan Works! Association, which provides a wide range of services for both job seekers and employers throughout the state, says a proposed federal rule change would strip the agency of significant resources.
State issues $2M in grants to build talent pipeline with training centers, employers
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has issued more than $2 million in grants designed to build a more robust pipeline between adult education and workforce training programs and local businesses that are looking to hire.
Putting pieces together in Manistee
MANISTEE — The lakeshore city of just more than 6,000 people is seeing multiple new downtown developments that local officials and investors say are critical for reinvigorating empty storefronts, diversification and emerging better off after the pandemic.
State receives $17.8M federal grant for workforce training program
The state of Michigan plans to use nearly $18 million granted by the U.S. Department of Education to help job seekers make a smoother transition from education and training to the workforce.
Workforce development initiatives show signs of progress
By focusing on an internal culture that favors employee retention and support for external training initiatives, some West Michigan executives say they’ve largely avoided any problems associated with labor shortages.
West Michigan manufacturers depend on state grants for training dollars
GRAND RAPIDS — With Cascade Die Casting Group Inc. purchasing up to a dozen new robots every year, the company has realized its investments can’t stop with just the equipment.
HR/Talent: Recruit. Retain. Advance.
It was a little more than a year ago that Axios HR President Kellie Haines decided to give herself the day off.
MILITARY GRADE: Employers find value in veterans’ military experience, work ethic
After 23 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, Jason Schenkel faced an uncertain future when he retired from the military a little more than a year ago.
MiBiz Growth Report: July 11, 2016
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 11, 2016.
• M&A: Belding-based Robroy Enclosures Inc., a subsidiary of Robroy Industries Inc. of Verona, Pa., acquired the assets of Texas-based Attabox Industrial Enclosures, according to a statement. The deal complements Robroy Enclosures’ existing Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures brand of fiberglass electrical enclosures. Attabox makes engineered enclosures for the industrial, solar, electrical, telecommunications, HVAC, instrumentation/control, government, oil and gas, and construction markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Snyder looks to boost funding for popular skilled trades training program
Gov. Rick Snyder is asking state lawmakers to increase funding for the popular Skilled Trades Training Fund program as part of his budget for the 2017 fiscal year.