JMG program debuts at NMC

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College became the first college in the state and fifth in the nation to offer the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program. The program is a partnership with Northwest Michigan Works! and Networks Northwest.

NMC students ages 16-24 are eligible to connect with Employment Readiness Specialist Lisa Baldyga. The program matches students with mentors in their field to “get paid work experience or job shadowing opportunities and internships and other beneficial career opportunities,” according to the release. Financial assistance with job equipment or transportation to work is also available.

In addition to the program at NMC, Northwest Michigan Works! coordinates JMG programs at Cadillac’s Mackinaw Trail Middle School, Cadillac Public and Innovation High Schools, CASMAN Academy in Manistee, Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, Northwest Education Services Career-Tech Center and the Wexford-Missaukee Career-Tech Center. JMG is also available at drop-out recovery programs in Traverse City, Cadillac, Kalkaska and Manistee.

Mingle & Jingle set for Nov. 27

EAST JORDAN — The East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Mingle & Jingle Nov. 27 starting at 4 p.m.

Mayor Mark Penzien and Citizen of the Year Luanne Reed will light the…

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