Northern MI business briefs


New Culinary Apprenticeship
A first of its kind apprenticeship program in northern Michigan will give future culinary workers the opportunity to build their skills.
Northwest Michigan Works! in a partnership with Boyne Highlands Resort, Boyne Mountain Resort, the Inn at Bay Harbor, North Central Michigan College and the American Culinary Federation, recently launched an innovative U.S. Department of Labor registered culinary apprenticeship opportunity.
The program includes paid on the job learning and a college education along with multiple team member benefits.
Once complete, the apprentice will receive a Sous Chef certification from the American Culinary Federation, a certificate in Hospitality from North Central Michigan College, and a U.S. Department of Labor National Credential.
Dedicated, team-orientated individuals may apply for the apprenticeship program online through December 20, 2019.

EJ’s new DDA head
Taylor Malpass will join the NLEA team serving as the East Jordan Downtown Development Authority Coordinator.
In that role, she will work closely with the City of East Jordan and DDA Board of Directors to implement the many exciting projects and initiatives in the DDA annual work plan. She will begin on Jan. 6, 2020.
“It’s great partnering with the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance for this service. We are excited to welcome Taylor to East Jordan and the DDA,” said Tom Cannon, East Jordan City Manager.
Taylor grew up in Southern California and graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master’s in Public Administration. She spent six years working for Orange County beginning her career in the County Treasurer-Tax Collectors office, then transitioning to Public Works where she served as the Administrative Policy Manager.
She was responsible for ensuring all contracts and policy-related items abided by state and federal government code, as well as met all County requirements.
She was the liaison for Public Works with the Board of Supervisors and other county departments working with appointed and elected officials on project and contractual matters.
In 2018, she moved to East Jordan.


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