Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
Mich. CUs are new tools for skilled trades toolbox
LIVONIA, Mich. (4/22/14)--The Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) has signed on to a partnership looking to close the widening skills gap in Michigan, a trend that has long tripped up the state's job market and economy.

With skilled trade occupations finally on the rise after almost a decade of decline, state leaders are concerned the trades industry might stumble if the number of skilled workers in Michigan falls short of the demand.

To bridge that gap, in collaboration with U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Iron Mountain) and the Michigan Workforce Development Agency, MCUL is developing a multi-tooled program that will inform students about available career and technical training for the growing number of trade jobs in the state.   

"Our partnership with Congressmen Benishek on this initiative has resulted in the development of timely information on the availability of skilled trades jobs that will be useful across Michigan," said league president/CEO David Adams ( Monitor April 21).

Geared towards teens and young adults, materials include lesson plans and a guidebook that outlines salary expectations, forecasted job growth and training sources for 24 high-demand trade jobs in Michigan. The materials are produced for credit unions, schools, parents and the general public.

Students can also explore various occupations with the program. MCUL is encouraging credit unions to link their websites to the materials.

To access the guide and lesson plans, use the resource link.
RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Matz: Revised @TheNCUA #RBC rule for #creditunions 2 B unveiled 1/15/15, 90-day comment period to follow #newsnow http://t.co/qABhvghSTU
1 Day ago
Just announced: @TheNCUA board will consider a revised risk-based capital rule at its Jan 15 mtg. See #NewsNow Monday for more info.
1 Day ago
Nearing one-yr anniversary of data breach, @Target asks for class action suits to be dismissed via @BloombergNews http://t.co/kra6kupd35
1 Day ago
.@PeoplesTrustFCU has been recognized with the Juntos Avanzamos designation by @Cornerstone_CUL for its service to the Hispanic community
1 Day ago
#NewsNow: Rep. Hensarling names #HFSC subcommittee chairs. http://t.co/dXAMZdpn1p
1 Day ago