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MAT2

MAT2 prepares for next cohort of future highly-skilled employees in the advanced manufacturing field

MAT2 – the Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program (pronounced "mat squared") – is an innovative, industry-defined approach to education following the German model of taking students into the workforce and allowing employers to “grow their own” employees.

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Gearing up for the 10th anniversary of The Brooksie Way

On September 24, 2017, The Brooksie Way will celebrate 10 years of exceptional quality of life and community building programming, including the popular flagship "Brooksie" race held every September, the "Chill at the Mills" 5K held in conjunction with the annual Fire and Ice Festival each winter, and the Brooksie Way minigrant program.

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The gig economy: Can you make a living freelancing in Metro Detroit?

Be your own boss, work from home, skip the commute—it's the fantasy of many an office drone. But can you survive doing it? Metromode's Patrick Dunn (himself a freelancer) tells us the story of a few Metro Detroiters who are living the dream.

Apprenticeships

Two new workforce development publications focus on building the talent pipeline in Oakland County

Two new publications released by Oakland County once again underscore the County's commitment to workforce development and building a strong talent pipeline for generations to come.

Impact 100

Impact100 makes a major impact to philanthropic programs in Oakland County

How much impact can 100 like-minded women make on one local philanthropic organization? For Impact100 Oakland County, it's $100,000.
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Oakland County Videos

Andrew Chmielewski

Featured Video: Andrew Chmielewski

Andrew Chmielewski is the co-founder of Dave's Sweet Tooth, the become the largest manufacturer of specialty toffee products in Michigan, and Mitten Crate, a monthly subscription-based box delivery of Michigan-made artisan food products and specialty goods. He is part of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

NO HAZ

Featured Video: NO HAZ

Several communities in Oakland County have come together to provide residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). These communities form the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ). The NO HAZ Consortium's goal is to provide regular, reliable and easily accessible HHW collection services to its residents.

Susan Kruger

Featured Video: SOAR Learning Skills

Susan Kruger has spent over a decade teaching hundreds of students how to succeed in school. She began tutoring individual students in study skills. As demand for her expertise grew, she created the SOAR® Study Skills Workshops to reach more students.

Sled Dogs

Featured Video: Sled Dogs Hit the Ice

Sled hockey brings "the coolest game on Earth" to disabled athletes around the world. At the third annual Oakland Edge adult hockey tournament held at Rochester's Onyx Ice Arena, visitors witnessed a sled hockey showdown between London, Canada's Blizzard hockey club and Metro Detroit's very own Michigan Sled Dogs. Tom Hendrickson reports.

Oakland County Market

Featured Video: Oakland County Market

Established in 1953, the Oakland County Market welcomes more than 300,000 visitors annually. The 14-acre venue is a mainstay for providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to county residents and visitors. Check out what's new at the market this season, plus Ed VanDevelder of Bald Mountain Mushrooms talks about what it takes to make it as a vendor at the market.
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