At the firm’s most recent “Lansing to Local” event, Stephanie Comai, Director of the newly created Michigan Talent Investment Agency, spoke about an issue on the minds of many local businesses we work with: Expanding opportunities and training in skilled-trades and high-tech manufacturing in Michigan, especially for students and young people.
Our attorneys have also been involved in the Livonia Industrial Council, which is working to boost interest among local students and their parents in the skilled-trades and high-tech manufacturing jobs.
From the Livonia Industrial Council and Ms. Comai, we learned about a new effort that will benefit Michigan manufacturers: MAT2 – the Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program.
MAT2 addresses two critical issues facing the manufacturing and technology industries: (1) a widening skills gap, and (2) an aging workforce. This initiative functions similar to an apprenticeship program, where students alternate between classroom instruction and on-the-job training, gaining the necessary hands-on skills and real-world experiences for them to become a successful and productive member of the workforce.
If you are a business or a student interested in this program, you can learn more here: http://www.mitalent.org/mat2/
The program gives students the skills they need to succeed and enter into high-paying, long-term careers. And, it gives businesses a well-trained employee who is ready to hit the ground running from day one after leaving the training program.
While this program has achieved great success in just a few short years, we have found it is not as well-known among local businesses as it should be. Please share and help spread the word!
Fausone Bohn, LLP is a Northville, MI based law firm involved in several community organizations throughout Western Wayne County. We believe our business clients are better-served when our attorneys have a more complete understanding of the issues they face. If you are a local business in need of legal consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us at (248) 468-4536 or online at www.fb-firm.com.