Students, employers benefit from connection

(May 22, 2015)

“There is a way to get your college education paid for and end up with a career with no debt,” Kathy Olsen told the Michigan Works Southwest Workforce Development Board at its May meeting Wednesday.

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Students get up close and personal with industry talent tour

(May 5, 2015)

Students explore two local businesses, Walther Farms and American Electric Power, to learn about the types of jobs, skills and education needed for those jobs, the work culture and the company mission. 

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W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research gets $3 million federal grant for workforce programs

(October 6, 2014)

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research was awarded a $3,000,000 Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Institute is the administrative agency for the Michigan Works! area which includes Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties. 

The funding, which was awarded on September 24, will be used to expand the Southwest Michigan Employer Resource Network (SWMERN) and to increase services provided by Michigan Works!  

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