Education

Special Interest Group

Education

The CMMA Education Special Interest Group meets monthly, averaging 25 attendees, including representatives from manufacturing firms, Mid Michigan College, and CMU. District and RESD superintendents, together with economic development personnel round out the list.

CURRENT PROJECTS:
  • Rotating industry tours/open houses: Assist manufacturers who hold facility tours to demonstrate the reality of manufacturing to students and their parents.
  • The G-I Tech Mt. Pleasant Campus holds an annual career day, with area manufacturers highlighting career opportunities. The Education SIG provides support for this project.
  • Reverse Career Fair: Support the Clare-Gladwin RESD annual Reverse Career Fair.
  • Junior Achievement: Encourage Industry participation with this program.
  • Teacher Externship: Provide on-the-job working experiences for teachers.
  • Educator Industry Tour: The RESD annually facilitates a tour of interested educators at various regional businesses.
  • Morey Flex Tech School: The Education SIG is working with the Morey Foundation to act in an advisory capacity for the school.
  • SME Educational Foundation–Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME): The CMMA, MMA, and SME are partnering to implement PRIME across the CMMA four-county region. PRIME brings resources to schools to enhance their Career Technical Programs, facilitating relationships between manufacturers and educators, with the goal of promoting manufacturing as a career choice.

Vision

To support Central Michigan Industries by consistently and effectively informing and engaging our youth, their parents, and educators in promoting skilled trades career opportunities available in the Central Michigan region.

Meetings

The first Wednesday of every month.

Location: Winding Brook Conference Center
8240 S Genuine Rd, Shepherd, MI

Co-Chairs

Bill Henderson & Dawn Thomas

Education Resources

This is a member’s only section.

Coming Home Video

Coming Home Video

Central Michigan is known for its world-class manufacturers and on October 11th, graduating students and returning young professionals to the Great Lakes Bay region had the opportunity to meet many of them at the Discover Great Lakes Bay Coming Home event. As interest...

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Trade Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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