Advancing Macomb has partnered up with Leadership Macomb to bring you “Who’s Advancing in Macomb?” This series of featured profiles will let you know who is advancing in our local workforce. Many of these individuals are students or alumni of the Leadership Macomb program, and they’re here to share their success stories. Click here to see if you quality for this prestigious recognition.
Sarah La Rou-Rozewicz is the owner and operator of Mimi La Rou Designs located in Roseville Michigan. Mimi La Rou officially opened its doors in June of 2016, but Rozewicz has years of experience in home interior decorating, custom furniture design, floral arrangement, and retail management. “My store specializes in home decor, furniture, gifts, furniture paint and unique finds. The storefront is part retail and part studio space,” she describes. “I aim to find items and create designs that are unique for my customers.”
In celebration of the giving season, Advancing Macomb is setting the spotlight on a local artist who truly gives back to our community: Anne Nicolazzo. As a long-time resident of Macomb County, you may have spotted her at various community events over the years. She can usually be found behind the camera, but freelance photographer Anne Nicolazzo is more than just a behind-the-scenes gal; in fact, she is a professional and artistic leader, who dedicates her artistry to bettering the community.
It is an exciting time for Career & Technical Education in Macomb County. The support we are receiving from business partners, government officials, district leadership, and parents is at an all-time high.
The need for trained and talented IT professionals in Michigan is growing by leaps and bounds. According to CompTIA, a not-for-profit computing technology association, the Michigan IT sector grew by more than five percent in 2016 adding nearly 11,000 new jobs. That brings the estimated number of workers employed in technology in Michigan to almost 222,000. This increasing demand for trained workers is not going to stop. To meet this need, it is more important than ever to have accredited educational programs in place to continue to fill the pipeline of educated IT professionals.