Education & Training

Education & Training

Spots still available for Flint’s first-ever Building Operator Certification training program but class is...

Spots are filling up quickly for Flint’s first-ever Building Operator Certification (BOC) training, a program that taught Brian Walts how to save taxpayer money and helped a world-renowned Frankenmuth restaurant cut its energy bills.

$500,000 in Grants Awarded for Recycling Education and Infrastructure

Multiple communities across the state are getting a boost in their recycling education and infrastructure projects thanks to $500,000 in grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

National Water Infrastructure Conference in Flint Brings Together Experts to Examine Need for Reinvestment...

Today kicked off the three-day “Water Infrastructure Conference: A National Conversation in Flint” hosted by the City of Flint and State of Michigan. The conference is bringing together experts from around the world to explore national water infrastructure issues, share lessons learned from the City of Flint and other cities around the country, and discuss new technologies and innovations concerning infrastructure.

Stormwater Management & Water Quality Stakeholders Open House

Local Stakeholders are invited to the first in a series of three public meetings to provide input to help shape the future of stormwater management and water quality protection in the City of Traverse City.

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to the Building the 21st Century Economy Commission

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the initial appointments to the Building the 21st Century Economy Commission, created by Executive Order 2016-14. The 23-member commission serves as an advisory body within the Executive Office of the Governor. Members are charged with identifying priorities over the next 20 years along with short-term and long-term action items to achieve the vision of Michigan’s economic future.

LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES UP TO $15M TO AID RECOVERY EFFORT FOLLOWING THE WATER CONTAMINATION...

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $15 million to the Michigan Strategic Fund to assist with humanitarian and recovery efforts resulting from the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Of the $15 million announced today, $7.5 million will be released initially to provide temporary employment for eligible individuals to assist with the recovery work, as well as to offer these individuals career and training services to help them find permanent work. Additional funding, up to the amount approved, will be made available as the state demonstrates a continued need for assistance

Developer of senior housing at former Fremont High School earns state recognition

Former students of the historic Fremont High School can now call their alma mater home thanks to the Home Renewal Systems LLC’s vision to rehabilitate the old school into senior housing. Now the developer is being recognized for bringing that vision to life.

Dingell Announces $11.3 Million in Research Grants for University of Michigan

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the University of Michigan will receive eight awards worth $11,309,467 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research in a variety of academic areas

Western Michigan University Receives First New Consumers Energy Meter in Kalamazoo Area

Western Michigan University was the first in the region to receive an upgraded electric meter today as a Consumers Energy program kicked-off for its customers in the Kalamazoo region. The Western View Apartments Clubhouse was the site today of a short ceremony to commemorate the education opportunities the new technology will offer university students

Stabenow, Peters Announce $159,100 to Support Job Training for Homeless Veterans in Washtenaw, Jackson...

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $159,100 has been awarded to Michigan Ability Partners to support job training for homeless veterans in Washtenaw and Jackson counties. The funding, which is part of the Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), will go towards assisting veterans with job training for in-demand jobs and help them transition out of homelessness and into more sustainable housing.

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $200,000 to Support Job Training for Homeless Veterans in Flint...

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $199,996 has been awarded to Volunteers of America-Michigan to support job training for homeless veterans in Bay, Genesee, Saginaw, and Shiawassee counties. The funding, which is part of the Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), will go towards assisting veterans with job training for in-demand jobs and help them transition out of homelessness and into more sustainable housing

Gov. Rick Snyder makes initial appointments to Interagency Council on Homelessness

Established by Executive Order 2015-2, Michigan Interagency Council on Homelessness was created as an advisory body within the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to develop, adopt, and update a 10-year plan to end homelessness. The Council is comprised of 13 members appointed by the Governor.

Wolverine Building Group and MIOSHA Partner to Protect Workers During Construction of Student Housing...

The Wolverine Building Group (WBG) and Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) signed a formal partnership with the goal of enhanced safety and health, and zero worker injuries during the construction of a new student housing apartment complex. MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Governor Rauner Outlines Plan for Transformation at Annual Affordable Housing Conference

Governor Bruce Rauner spoke today at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing where he discussed the need to build a new Illinois and issued a call to action for smarter financial strategies that invest in the future of the state. Addressing an audience of more than 600 housing industry leaders and elected officials, the Governor touched on the major goals of his agenda to transform Illinois, calling for accountability and collaboration between the state and its private sector partners.

Fortune Editor, Author Leigh Gallagher to headline 17th annual Building Michigan Communities Conference

Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor for Fortune Magazine and author of the book The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 17th annual Building Michigan Communities Conference April 27–29 at the Lansing Center.

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New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.

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Michigan Agency for Energy issues Request for Proposals for 100,000 in...

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) today said it has issued a Request for Proposals for $100,000 in grants to Michigan municipalities, public K-12 schools, hospitals, nonprofit organizations and small businesses for energy waste reduction and renewable energy products and services.