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  • 11 February 2015

February 11, 2015

Statement from Mike Jackson in response to Governor Snyder’s Budget Presentation

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights applauds the governor’s commitment to invest in career technical centers, high schools, and community colleges in order to better prepare Michigan’s future workforce and direct them to the skilled trades.

Currently, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights spends millions of private dollars each year to produce the best skilled tradesmen and women in the industry. Our training centers are unmatched in their commitment to meeting contractors’ evolving needs, using state-of-the-art techniques, a range of diverse materials, and the most in-demand skills. Our carpenters and millwrights are drug-tested, OSHA-certified, and graduate from a four year apprenticeship program to become journey-level tradesmen and women with unparalleled knowledge, experience, and professionalism.

Today, the governor has outlined the parameters of his investment in the skilled trades. We look forward to finding out more details about each of his programs before we are able to comment further.

With so much exciting construction on the horizon in the state of Michigan, the MRCC has stepped up our recruiting efforts to match demand. The programs that the governor has talked about today will help us to continue that trend so that Michigan’s workforce is ready for the construction boom. We are looking forward to working in tandem with the state to make sure there are highly trained and qualified tradesmen and women ready to go to work.

 

Mike Jackson is the Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights.