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North Central Michigan College will host a program and panel discussion on retaining and attracting talent for businesses in our area. The program, “Retain and Attract Talent Symposium,” will be on Thursday, April 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room on the Petoskey campus. This event is sponsored by the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance and Northwest Michigan Works! This is a free event and includes lunch.
Janie McNabb, Chief Operating Officer of Networks Northwest, will present the population changes underlining talent issues for businesses in our region. She will providing insight to the cause and effect of our jobs gap here in northwest Michigan. A panel, consisting of Jeremy Manthei, President, Rosetta Manufacturing, Amanda Haworth, Human Resource Director-Hospitality for Boyne Resorts and Sherry Gillett, Recruiter, Human Resources, McLaren Northern Michigan, will discuss their issues in retaining and finding talent and how they are addressing these critical needs. Following their presentations, Pete Olsen, Vice President, Academic Affairs at North Central, will engage the audience in discussion on these and other best practices for addressing the talent needs in our region.
In addition, North Central will host a Career Fair on May 6 from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. This Career Fair will help college students looking for internships and summer work with information about local businesses and industry as well as the amenities in living in northwest Michigan. The fair will be open to the public.
Networks Northwest will have an interviewing skills workshop available for interested individuals. These employability skills sessions will feature resumé preparation and interview techniques. The workshop for interview preparation will be held on April 19 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and again on April 22 from 10 a.m. until noon. Interview techniques will be held on April 26 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and again on April 29 from 10 a.m. until noon. These workshops are free.
For businesses wanting to attend the April 14 meeting, please RSVP to Corporate and Community Education at (231) 348- 6613, or register online at https://caps.ncmich.edu/
cce/signup.php orhttp://www. MCEEA.org
North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.