LIVONIA, Mich. (2/10/15)--The Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) had the opportunity to promote its skilled and technical trades initiative during a recent career conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Beth Troost, league financial education manager, delivered a presentation at the Michigan Career Education Conference as part of Career and Technical Education Month.
"Skilled trade occupations are good jobs, allowing people to make a good living," Troost said (Monitor Feb. 9). "These are careers that require some training, often through an apprenticeship or two-year education program, but not typically a four-year degree."
MCUL collaborated with U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.), Michigan's Workforce Development Agency and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to create the Career and Technical Training Guide (News Now 4/22/14).
"One participant (at the Michigan Career Education Conference) already asked me to help him connect with a credit union for a fair in Lansing for young adults participating in an apprenticeship program," Troost said.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who has hailed the league's commitment to skilled and technical training, also spoke at the conference.
This is the third educators' conference where MCUL has presented the league's skilled trades initiative.