Chamber Hosting Free Seminar on Sales and Communications
The Troy Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free seminar called Advanced Communications and Sales Strategies. The event is on Wednesday, June 12, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Chamber’s training rooms at 2125 Butterfield in Troy.
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Michigan Aiming to be a Hotspot for Growth as Older Workers Retire
Trade jobs are looking to be a bright spot in the Michigan economy as older workers retire. Estimates show that 545,000 skilled-labor jobs will be available by the end of 2026.
In response to the anticipated need, the Talent and Economic Development Department jump started a campaign called “Going Pro” to raise awareness for the growth potential in skilled trades fields and to inspire younger workers to consider the trades as a career.
“There is a big gap to fill, but we think that presents an opportunity,” said Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, speaking at a press event at Lansing Community College’s West Campus. “There are a lot of talented hardworking people in Michigan, and we want to make sure there’s a pathway for them to have a high-wage, high-quality career.”
Trade careers include jobs in construction, manufacturing, health care, automotive and information technology. The jobs typically require some training beyond high school but not necessarily a four-year degree, which is appealing to many because they graduate from their programs with little, if any, debt.