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Each Michigan Shifting Gears participant also must complete an 80-hour pro bono internship with a small business. The internship provides valuable first-hand experience in a small business environment. In turn, Michigan Shifting Gears interns bring valuable skills and business expertise to their host companies.
Prior to registration, interested individuals are required to participate in an informational program overview and Q&A webinar where they will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program. Following completion of the overview, participants will receive a link to register for the program. Anyone interested in attending the Fall 2013 session must complete the informational overview and Q&A session, and register no later than Friday, September 13.
Early-Bird registration ($500) deadline: Midnight Monday, August 19
Discounted registration ($550) deadline: Midnight Tuesday, September 3
Final registration ($575) deadline: Midnight Friday, September 13 (deadline will NOT be extended)
Payment plans are available. MEDC underwrites the balance of the program cost to help the state retain and retool top talent to meet the needs of Michigan's small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Michigan Shifting Gears has an impressive rate of success, with 49 percent of graduates landing new jobs within three months of completing the program. Sixty-one percent of graduates land positions within six months, and 82 percent find work within nine or more months.
"Michigan is blessed with a talented workforce possessing skills and expertise we can't afford to lose," said Amy Cell, Senior Vice President for Talent Enhancement at MEDC. "Michigan Shifting Gears is one way we can help these transitioning professionals and at the same time provide employers with the top-notch talent they need to thrive and grow."
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