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Time Sensitive...Request for Partners: The State of Michigan is looking to partner with local and regional project teams in their application to the U.S. Department of Labor in response to the ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant solicitation. As an initial step in developing a comprehensive grant application, the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) is seeking partners with innovative registered apprenticeship job training programs. The official funding notice is available here. See WDA's Request for Partners and Application Form. Please submit one Application Form per strategy your organization is proposing. Applications are due by 12 PM on Friday, July 29 to MICA@michigan.gov. Please contact Florine Davis with questions (517-335-6461; MICA@michigan.gov).

 

Legislative Session Schedule: As expected, neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate took any votes on their July 13 session date. Both chambers are schedule to meet again on Wednesday, August 3, although it is likely that no further legislative action will take place until after Labor Day.

 

Change in the Talent Investment Agency: Wanda Stokes will serve as the new director of the Talent Investment Agency (TIA); she comes from her current position as deputy director at the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Current TIA director Stephanie Comai, will return to LARA as part of a new leadership team (see link to the Governor's press release).

 
 
 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Michigan Legislature’s website (bill tracking and committee meetings)

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Senate

Community College Legal Authority (Michigan Constitution)

Community College Act of 1966

 

For the map of the community college districts, click here.

 

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