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Raising Awareness of Local Industry Needs Through Talent Initiatives

Talent is needed everywhere these days, and the Dickinson County area is experiencing a tight labor market like many communities, according to Lois Ellis, Director of Economic Development for the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance. Read about the current programs they are offering to help raise awareness of the most in-demand careers.

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Eastern U.P. School District Maintains Educational Excellence Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Superintendent for the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District Angie McArthur describes how her district–the largest geographic intermediate school district in the state–successfully navigate the COVID-19 pandemic using collaboration and technology, and what the continuing challenges and opportunities will be for students and educators moving forward.

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Educational Focus in Michigan Turns to Helping Find Success Beyond High School

Last October, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared the tenth month of the year as “College Month in Michigan.” Many employers in the UP need workers with a variety of skills and training, and increased focus is now being put on helping students obtain and find the right post-secondary education for their careers.

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Important Federal Student Aid Information for Students and Families

NMU Director of Financial Aid Mike Rotundo gives an update on the details for applying for Federal student aid, which he says should be done by March 1st in order to maximize financial aid eligibility. He also shares some ideas to bridge the gap if Federal aid does not cover the entire bill.

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Musings of a Veteran Public School Teacher: Experiences From the Classroom During the Pandemic

What’s it like being Director of Bands for the Upper Peninsula’s largest high school during a pandemic? In this issue of Rural Voices, Marquette Senior High School’s Dr. Matt Ludwig shares his experiences and insights on navigating the challenges to maintain a successful curriculum and educational experience for his students.

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