The Middle Michigan Professional Trades Consortium, a group of partners from industry, education and community organizations, was awarded more than $1.2 million dollars from the Marshall Plan to improve two automotive training labs. The labs will be used by Clare and Gladwin County Career & Technical Education, and Mid Michigan College students.
The grant will accomplish several objectives in CTE Automotive & Diesel Technology labs in Clare and Gladwin counties, assisting with the purchase of modern equipment and technology, as well as hiring Career Navigators to assist students and establishing an educator externship program. Through a partnership with Mid Michigan College, students in the automotive program will have the opportunity to earn more industry-recognized certifications while still in high school.
With the current shortage of automotive technicians, this is a significant program that will benefit dealerships, repair facilities and our customers. Please read more here.