Happy Labor Day!
A national holiday since 1887, Labor Day is set aside to pay tribute to our country’s workers and their achievements. It is a yearly celebration of the contributions American workers have made to the strength, success and vitality of the U.S.
Michigan is filled with hard-working men and women who are essential to our state’s economy and its recent comeback — but we also have 80,000 jobs still waiting to be filled by skilled workers.
“Improving skilled trades in Michigan is a top priority — the whole area of career-tech education is.”
— Governor Rick Snyder
Recently signed laws give high school students more leeway in exploring vocational and skilled-trade programs, but those new graduates also need a way to connect with employers in our state who will put their skills to use.
Focusing on skilled trades and the jobs they create puts more Michiganders back to work — and ensures a brighter future for us all.