LANSING (WWJ) — A partnership of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and a network of community colleges will promote training opportunities for in-demand careers to Michigan high school students.
Created as a response to feedback received at the Governor’s Economic and Education Summits held earlier this year, the Career Jump Start Program is intended to address the critical talent gap facing Michigan employers by promoting high-demand technical career paths to students.
Through a network of Michigan’s community colleges, Michigan Works agencies, employers, trade unions, Chambers and other key organizations, the initiative will educate high school students about associate degree programs, apprenticeships and other training opportunities for occupations that are in high demand by employers.
Community colleges in 10 regions around the state will house “career liaison specialists” who will provide resources to high school counselors, administrators, parents and teachers about post-high school training programs that will prepare students for in-demand…
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