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WMU ramps up No Worker Left Behind efforts

June 11, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University has intensified its efforts to publicize availability of its programs under Michigan's No Worker Left Behind program, launched by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2007 to support education and retraining for certain high-demand occupations.

The University has purchased print and online advertisements in public media and launched a Web site at wmich.edu/noworker specifically to address questions from those who qualify for the program.

No Worker Left Behind

  • Prepare for a high-demand job
  • Get up to $5,000 a year for two years
  • Finish your degree

The Web site includes more than 35 bachelor's, master's and certificate programs that qualify, with more WMU programs being added each week.

You can participate in the program if...

  • You are a Michigan resident
  • You are within two years of completing a degree
  • You are unemployed, or you have received a layoff or termination notice, or you have a family income of $40,000 or less
  • You are over 23; or you are over 18, not already enrolled full time in college, and you graduated from high school more than two years ago

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8710, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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