Category Success Story

How West Michigan Works! Pivoted to Make an Impact in 2020 The year 2020 started out with unemployment at a historical low—around 3%. In the blink of an eye, COVID-19 wiped out an entire decade of economic recovery from the last recession. Businesses shut down, and we found ourselves back ...
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Congratulations to ACATEC, our 2020 Partner of the Year West Michigan Works! recognizes Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center (ACATEC) as its 2020 Partner of the Year for their commitment to providing accessible vocational training opportunities in Allegan County.   ACATEC has been and continues to be a primary partner in Allegan County, working ...
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Congratulations to Perrigo, our 2020 Employer of the Year West Michigan Works! recognizes Perrigo as its 2020 Employer of the Year for its commitment to workforce strategies that increase skills, wages and retention of current employees; promotes a diverse workforce; and builds a workforce for the future.  Perrigo is committed to providing ...
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Training programs funded by the Going PRO Talent Fund must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by the industry. This creates a highly-skilled workforce that benefits employers, strengthens communities and gives employees a skill for life. Here is just one example... GE Aviation-Muskegon manufactures ...
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