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.

Trophy Presentation

Trophy Presentation

This year’s winners of the coveted “Having Fun” trophy at the CMMA Annual Golf Outing was the team from MAC LTT.  Members include Will Allen, Ryan Somsel, Alex Rusch and Mark Upton (pictured below from left to right).  This week, I had the honor of presenting the...

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2021 CMMA Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

2021 CMMA Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

The 2021 CMMA Annual Scholarship Golf Outing was a great success.  It rained the entire night before and only stopped one hour before tee time.  Many thought our 10 and 0 record of never having a rainout or even rain delay was in jeopardy.  In the end, Mother Nature...

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2021 Scholarship Challenge Winners

2021 Scholarship Challenge Winners

The Central Michigan Manufacturers Association (CMMA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Scholarship Challenge.  This year the competition was particularly fierce and deciding the winners was difficult.  In the end three individuals were selected...

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Trade Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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