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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Macomb college forges apprenticeship agreements

Macomb college forges apprenticeship agreements

Macomb Community College has reached an agreement with construction union groups, Detroit Carpenter Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, Local 80 Sheet Metal Training Center, Michigan Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Institute, Millwright Local 1102 Apprenticeship Program and Greater Detroit Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Under the agreement, each of the organizations will provide credit to apprentice workers for training received by the opposite partner, so that a graduate apprentice could receive up to 32 credit hours at Macomb for completion of the apprenticeship training. Students who complete engineering and advanced technology courses at Macomb and then enter an apprenticeship program with one of the partners could  receive credit of up to one year of related training instruction.

LEGO Store opens at Somerset Collection

Shoppers can help a Master Model Builder construct an eight-foot tall model of Buzz Lightyear out of LEGO bricks during the LEGO Store grand opening this weekend at Somerset Collection at North Grand Court. Builders get a free LEGO brand Toy Story Certificate of Achievement for helping, while supplies last. Visit the LEGO Store during the event to enter for a chance to win a $50 LEGO Store gift card. No purchase necessary to enter. Today, the first 300 customers to spend $35 receive an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO old fashioned car set. On Sunday, the first 300 customers to spend $35 will receive an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO Minifigure T-Shirt. Shirts are available in child’s sizes only. Visit for more information.

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