MANISTIQUE (October 5, 2018)— UPWARD participated in the annual Schoolcraft County Community Resource Fair at the First Baptist Chuch in Manistique to promote our services to the community. The event brings together community organizations and businesses who provide assistance and services to residents. The event's Facebook page says agencies and programs "include but are not limited to housing, medical, veteran, tribal, educational, financial, and family resources." We are honored to participate in this event and educate residents on the services we provide!
ESCANABA (December 2018)— The UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! is pleased to announce that Upper Peninsula employers have received funding in total of $1,154,724 from the Going PRO Talent Fund. Last year, Upper Peninsula employers received $685,097 in funding.
Pictured from left to right: Dan Bruso, VP of Operations; Josh Anttonen; Karen Luce; Pam Meneghini; Nick Fornett; Charles Munk, Director of Human Resources; Scott Cameron, Director of Quality; and Erika Justus, Michigan Works!.
Marquette (November 7 2018)— Fifty students from Marquette Senior High School's (MSHS) Health Occupations class participated in mock interviews at the Marquette County Michigan Works! Service Center today.
MANISTIQUE (2018) — Elise Miotke, the mother of four small children, was a tutor working only four hours a week and attending Bay De Noc Community College when she decided to come to Michigan Works! for assistance.
Michigan Works! and the Copper Country Intermediate School District are building the pipeline of future workers in the Upper Peninsula. On April 20, 2017, Certified Nursing Assistant classes participated in local Talent Tours to learn more about jobs in the healthcare field.
April 4, 2017 – Finlandia University collaborated with the UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works! to bring jobseekers the 4th annual Keweenaw Job Fair. This year’s fair was held at the Finnish American Heritage Center in downtown Hancock.