State Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, welcomed Senior Pastor Doug Bergsma of the Resurrection Life Church, in Rockford, to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday, March 3rd. Pastor Bergsma delivered the invocation before the start of the Senate session.
MacGregor supports expansion of job training program
It's a win for the Michigan economy when students can get training for skilled jobs and employers can get the qualified workers they need.
I recently supported Senate legislation that expands a statewide program where community colleges provide training for new jobs and graduates receive a competitive wage when they enter the workforce. The Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP) helps job providers collaborate with community colleges to create targeted training programs that eliminate the skills gap. Since it was created in 2008, the program has produced nearly 12,000 new jobs.
Senate Bills 69-71 have been sent to the Michigan House for consideration.
Veteran-Friendly Employer program
Skills acquired in the military are often hard to translate into a civilian resume. In addition, many employers are unaware of the value veterans can add to the companies that hire them.
That's why the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is recognizing organizations that are committed to recruiting, training and retaining top veteran talent. The Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer program helps connect veterans with employers who understand the value of their military training and discipline, so that more veterans can find a rewarding civilian career.
Find more information at www.MichiganVeterans.com/certifiedvetfriendlyemployers
Renew your boat registration online
With spring on its way, it's never been easier to renew your watercraft registration! Visit www.ExpressSOS.com
to renew - all that's required is the boat's registration number. In 2014, more than 47,000 watercraft renewals were submitted online. Boat owners can also renew by mail or at a Secretary of State branch office.
Michigan boasts nearly 900,000 registered watercraft. Registrations are issued for three years and expire on March 31 of the third year.
Michigan's 2014 hunt season-the safest on record!
For the first time, Michigan recorded no fatalities during all hunting seasons last year.
There were 10 injury incidents reported for the year and that tied with 2013 for the fewest number of incidents since the state started tracking them in the 1940s. With nearly 730,000 base licenses sold in 2014, the injury/fatality rate per license is .001 percent.
Law enforcement officials credit the state's hunter education as an important factor in the low number of hunting incidents. Find more information at www.michigan.gov/conservationofficers
under Law Enforcement Reports.