MUSKEGON: The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation (SMART) Local 7’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), in partnership with the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (CTC), recently signed their first participant, Asa Poulin (North Muskegon), to their new Student Learner Program. Asa, a Welding Technology student at the CTC, will receive 40 hours of industry-related education and on the job training towards the goal of registering with Local 7’s Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. According to Local 7’s Training Coordinator, Darek Scarlavai, this program is the first with association in Michigan, and possibly the nation.
Schools in Muskegon County just learned their students will receive a boost in mental health supports through a new, five year, 4.5 million dollar grant from the United States Department of Education. The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is one of about 20 educational organizations selected nationally to earn the “Project Prevent” grant. The grant is designed to help prevent youth violence and the impact of violence in communities by integrating mental health supports in schools.
Today Muskegon Area Promise officials announced they have raised $1.37 million dollars as they clear the halfway mark toward their $2.5 million phase two fundraising goal. Gold-level investors with a gift of $100,000 or more include new investments from the Arconic Foundation, Frey Foundation, and Mercy Health with repeat gold-level funds from Hines Corporation, Nichols, ADAC Automotive, Dan & Sheryl Kuznar Family, and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.
This month families in need are invited to gather up free school supplies at a back to school event near them. Organizers, working to help ease the financial burden on families, will provide one set of supplies per child. They will be given away on a first come, first served basis and children must be present with a parent or guardian
On Monday, August 5, 2019, 25 students from Montague, Orchard View, and West Michigan Christian schools will begin a four-day adventure at MiCareer Aviation Camp at the Muskegon County Airport. The adventurous middle school students will be attending the first-ever hands-on aviation day camp in Muskegon County.