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Internships Available RIGHT NOW

Looking for an internship RIGHT NOW? The companies below have internship opportunities available today! If you’re interested in finding out more, log into MI Bright Future, visit the company’s profile and message the company contact.
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Blog: How to prepare your students for their future today!

In Michigan, there are a lack of individuals who have obtained a degree or certification towards careers in high-demand industries, such as health care, IT, skilled trades, and engineering and design. [1] In response, MI Bright Future is a statewide initiative to grow the next generation of qualified candidates and in turn narrow the gap in Michigan’s workforce demand. The program makes career-related information accessible online to high school students and their educators! Here are four tools to help you jump start your students’ journey towards a rewarding career.

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Blog: MI Bright Future and Work-based learning activities: A match for a successful workforce

Work-based learning activities (WLAs) are activities offered by individual professionals or businesses to provide students real workplace experiences, and a chance to engage seriously with the economic, social and educational demands of the modern workforce.[1] WLAs not only provide students career exposure and on-the-job learning, but also an opportunity to develop key employment skills, such as communication and teamwork. Companies that offer WLAs raise local awareness of their business and industry, provide guidance to students on how to be successful in their field, and have an opportunity to identify prospective future employees.Read More

Blog: Building your future workforce with MI Bright Future

A healthy workforce pipeline is crucial to Michigan’s economic sustainability and growth. Michigan would struggle to develop, attract, and retain the next generation of qualified workers if not for the collaboration between business, government, community, and education. This type of collaboration is at the heart of MI Bright Future. By connecting businesses with local schools through an easy-to-use online system, MI Bright Future allows companies to take a proactive role in developing the state’s talent and securing its future in Michigan.

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Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union Award Scholarships

Participating MI Bright Future organization Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union has awarded $67,500 in scholarship money to local students and educators. Read below to learn more about the awards and their recipients. Congratulations to all those who were selected!
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Engaging Students with Active Learning

If you want to increase student interest in your class, add “extreme” to its title. That strategy worked for University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) professor Perry Samson, who more than doubled the number of students attending his meteorology class, “Weather and Climate,” by renaming it “Extreme Weather.” But if your goal is to improve student outcomes, Samson says, employ active learning techniques, an approach that improved examination performance among his students by just under half a standard deviation.

New push to promote science and tech education

LANSING (AP) — High school students could be awarded a special endorsement on their diploma if they earn enough credits in science, technology, engineering and math under bills advancing in the Michigan Legislature.

5 Questions: Entrepreneur Jim Brown shares secrets of tech success

Not only has Jim Brown got his finger on the technology pulse of Indianapolis, he’s also helping launch the industry into the future by showcasing the city at the MBO15 Digital Marketing Conference on April 29 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Career and Technical Education Should Be the Rule, Not the Exception

It’s hard to argue with the success of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, which teach transferable workplace skills and academic content in a hands-on context. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently characterized CTE programs as providing “instruction that is hands-on and engaging, as well as rigorous and relevant.” He went on to say that CTE programs “are helping to connect students with the high-demand science, technology, engineering and math fields — where so many good jobs are waiting.” Furthermore, in recognizing CTE month on the House floor, Rep. James Langevin recently stated, “CTE is an investment in the future of our economy, our workforce and our country.”

Detroit Races San Jose for Tech as Snyder Sees Jobs Convergence

Less than three miles from Governor Rick Snyder’s Ann Arbor office, he can see Michigan’s pursuit of technological mastery. A 23-acre mock city will soon put driverless cars through the paces of urban hazards, complete with darting robot pedestrians and real snow.