M&M Excavating, in collaboration with the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA), the State of Michigan, Michigan Works!, other associations and education partners, has been working to address the heavy/infrastructure construction talent shortage in Michigan. We are proud to be one of the few programs to have been awarded a grant from Governor Whitmer’s Michigan Industry Cluster Approach (MICA) 2.0 for $85,000. These funds will help start a heavy equipment mechanic and operator class in our very OWN Gaylord School District!

Vocational Technology programs serve as a viable alternative education platform allowing students to learn about career opportunities available immediately after graduating from high-school. M&M is proud to support VoTech programs as centers of learning and a catalysts of community change. “They serve as vital spaces where students can connect with our industry and begin a fulfilling career in construction.” said Workforce Development Director Ken Bertolini. “MITA is proud to support their work through our collaborative grant making as they inform and inspire young minds in the community.”

“Bringing together employers, education, training institutions and workforce development organizations will help Michigan get focused on creating innovative solutions to our talent needs,” said Workforce Development Director Stephanie Beckhorn. “These partnerships are focused on demand-driven initiatives where there are opportunities to address talent shortages in high-demand industries such as healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive.” Full Press Release…

For more information, contact MITA’s Director of Workforce Development Ken Bertolini at kenbertolini@thinkmita.org, (517)-449-0155