Lawrence Tech helps place displaced workers starting today

It’s not surprising that there are a lot
of people out of work these days. Slightly less surprising is
that there are still job openings. Lawrence Technological University is now trying to help introduce the former to the latter.

Lawrence
Tech’s first of four networking receptions is set for tomorrow evening
at its Southfield Campus. It will host 50 companies that are looking to
hire people with degrees. It’s not an economic turnaround, but
university officials hope it will help ease some of the economic pain
currently going around.

It’s part of Lawrence Tech’s $3 million Recovery Starts Here
program, which is aiming to help find jobs for displaced workers. The
program includes 0 percent tuition grants for laid-off workers looking
to further their education and improve their skill set. It’s also
expanding curriculum in new economy-based fields, such as
sustainability, alternative energy and life sciences.

Lawrence Tech is also working with the The Ayers Group
of Southfield, a career transition management firm, on a career
services and networking workshop this morning and this evening at the
Taubman Student Services Center on the Southfield Campus. More
workshops will be held later this month.

The free reception will
be held between 5-9 p.m. Thursday at 21000 West 10 Mile Road in
Southfield. For information, send an email to recovery@ltu.edu or call
(248) 204-4100 or click here.

Source: Lawrence Technological University
Writer: Jon Zemke