August is upon us and summer is in full swing. Don’t let summer slip away without taking advantage of some of Macomb County’s wonderful recreation opportunities. Head east to the water’s edge at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. This 938-acre park can meet your recreational needs on many fronts and keep your summer calendar full.
Advancing Macomb held its annual Summer Soiree on July 17, 2018, hosted by board member Maria Silamianos at her home. This event was a time to gather together those already involved with the organization - board members, trustees, and staff - with other business and community leaders to talk about what Advancing Macomb has accomplished and plans for the future.
Amorie Smith is Advancing Macomb’s intern for the summer of 2018. At 18 years old, she is a graduate this year from Warren Mott Highschool. She will further her education at Michigan State University studying psychology and journalism. Amorie's interest in psychology stems from her empathetic abilities and is intrigued by the inner workings of the human brain, its triggers, and how one makes decisions.
As the cost of college grows and the need for skilled trade workers is making news, the focus on career technical education and apprenticeships is becoming sharper. While Macomb County is a center of manufacturing in a variety of industries such as automotive, defense, and aerospace, it is also a center of some excellent career technical education and apprenticeship programs.