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Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Train 5,000 Infrastructure Workers at OSTC-Northeast
Mark Edwards

Governor Gretchen Whitmer toured the state-of-the-art Automotive Technology, Machining, Welding, and Engineering, Robotics & Mechatronics learning spaces at OSTC-Northeast prior to signing Executive Directive 2024-1 to help train 5,000 new infrastructure workers, who will each earn an industry-recognized certificate or credential or receive on-the-job training. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) will work to ensure all 5,000 workers receive their training and are placed in good-paying jobs. 

"We are building up our infrastructure in Michigan, from our roads and bridges to our pipes and high-speed internet," said Governor Whitmer. "To help us get the job done, I am signing an executive directive today that will help train 5,000 new infrastructure workers. Thanks to our partners in the Biden-Harris administration, we have already received more than $10 billion to build up our infrastructure and there are billions more headed our way for advanced manufacturing, clean energy, and so much more. Let’s harness this extraordinary opportunity by creating good-paying, high-skill job opportunities for Michiganders."

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