Muskegon area churches offer 1,400 FREE backpacks in August
This August, families from throughout Muskegon County are invited to gather at fun events hosted by area churches to receive free backpacks. Lakeshore Backpacks for Kids plans to give away 1,400 free backpacks stocked with school supplies during five events. The events begin August 6 at Holton United Methodist Church, and end on August 31 at The Gateway Church on Pontaluna Road.
Health Science student heads to national competition in Nashville
Muskegon Area Career Tech Center student Holly Baker (Oakridge) and her Health Science Academy Instructor, Kathy Andrews are headed to Nashville, Tennessee to compete in the National HOSA-Future Health Professionals Competition, June 22–25, 2016.
Manufacturers get rare glimpse at job skills through first ever pilot program
Today, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, a group of seven manufacturers will have a rare opportunity to observe a group of ten qualified adults demonstrate their machining and welding skills--before being hired. The manufacturers are dealing with a shortage of skilled laborers and were invited to the “Showcase” event to connect with those who have spent two evenings a week for the past 18 weeks completing their high school diploma or GED while learning machining and welding skills through hands-on training.
Schools recruit adults to take lifesaving course to help teens
Local school leaders are urging those from West Michigan to enroll in a free eight-hour course designed to help teens in crisis. “Youth Mental Health First Aid” is being offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 22, August 11, and September 24 at the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) and on August 4 at Montague High School.
Criminal Justice students earn top spots in skills competition in Allegan
Criminal Justice students from the Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center (ACATEC), Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC), and Van Buren Technology Center exercised their Criminal Justice prowess during the West Michigan Police Skills competition at the ACATEC on Saturday, May 13, 2016. Muskegon Area students earned both first and second place awards that day.