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MWSE to Receive $2.6M for Job Training

Michigan Works! Southeast will receive more than $2.6+ million from the Michigan Talent Investment agency to train workers at 61 companies in the region, including fifteen companies in Jackson County and two companies in Calhoun County.  The grant awards are part of the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, which is now in its fifth year.  The Fund provides competitive awards for training that enhances talent, productivity and employee retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s businesses. It ensures that employers have the talent they need to compete and grow nationally and globally, and that people have the in-demand skills they need for good jobs. “We are pleased that our business services team was able to help so many companies apply for and receive the grant funds,” said William Sleight, Director of Michigan Works! Southeast.  “The training will help workers gain new skills so that the companies can thrive in today’s global market,” he said. Jim Coutu, Business Services Manager for Michigan Works! Southeast says that staff will be working closely with these companies in the next few months to ensure that the companies achieve their training goals. “These grants help both new and existing employees at these companies…

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Rain Early, Sun in the Afternoon

Low pressure moving across southern Canada will bring a cold front through Michigan with a few rain and snow showers this morning. These will end by afternoon with fair weather into the weekend. Today  Rain until midday, then sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. Tonight Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 10 mph overnight. Friday Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Light winds. Friday Night Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds around 10 mph. Saturday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Sunday Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Average high temperature for today is 41.  Average low temperature is 27. The high temperature in Jackson yesterday was 48 at 3:28 PM, the low was 33 at 9:16 PM. 0.00 inches of precipitation yesterday.  Total precipitation for the month to date: 4.46 inches.    Sunrise today at 7:46 AM EST.  Sunset at 5:07 PM EST.

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Events of Thursday, November 30, 2017

Volkswagen presents.... "Warren Miller's Line of Descent" starts at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are 16 dollars.    join your ski tribe and see the lineage of mountain lifestyle continue in Warren Miller’s 68th ski and snowboard film, Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. From BC to France, Montana to Colorado, California, Norway and New Zealand, new generations of skiers and riders are pushing their sport to new extremes, making their parents proud and setting the stage for future mountain explorers. Follow along behind-the-scenes at warrenmiller.com.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson. The Eastern Branch of the Jackson District Library presents Matt Damon movies Thursdays in November at 2 PM.  Today’s movie is The Great Wall (2016, PG-13) .  Free admission and free popcorn.  Intended for adults.  Widescreen and comfortable seats too! Dinner at Culver’s for Habitat for Humanity.  When you visit Culvers today between the hours of 4-8pm, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity. The Hurst Planetarium at Ella Sharp Museum presents Phantom of the Universe, The Hunt for Dark Matter.  Join us as we showcase an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. See the first hints of…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

 Jerry Jarzynka, Jackson County Prosecutor, with Mike Hirst, Andy’s Angels;  Capt. Richard Pfeifer, Airman Samantha Pfeifer & Airman Josiah Ayotte, Civil Air Patrol, Jackson;  Mark Hubbard, Jackson High Wrestling Program w/Athletes, for JAWS Tournament;  Heather Price, Sandhill Crane Vineyards;  Matt Swartzlander, Jackson Co. Chamber of Commerce;  Brian Surgener, Jackson Coffee Company    

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Sunny and Cooler

High pressure will bring fair and cooler weather today then a front comes through later tonight with some light rain and snow.  Rain showers will end Thursday morning with fair weather returning into the weekend. Today  Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain overnight. Lows around 30. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain until midday, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph becoming west around 15 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 mph. Thursday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Light winds. Friday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Saturday Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Average high temperature for today is 41.  Average low temperature is 27. The high temperature in Jackson yesterday was 65 at 1:59 PM, the low was 41 at 12:23 AM. 0.00 inches of precipitation yesterday.  Total precipitation…

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