The Alliance celebrates graduates entering the skilled trades.


The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance announces a call for nominations to recognize local high school graduates pursuing skilled trades career paths upon graduation.

The Dickinson County area is home to many large companies in the manufacturing, construction, healthcare and technology sectors that offer meaningful careers in fields that align with Career and Technical Education paths available through the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District Tech Center and Bay College Iron Mountain campus.

“Skilled trades career paths offer access to in-demand careers with a smaller educational investment and often a high financial payoff,” said Mindy Meyers, executive director of The Alliance. “We want to celebrate these students as they enter the next phase of life contributing to the local economy’s success, either in the workforce or in a training program.”

Teachers, parents, counselors, and friends can nominate a high school senior for a chance to win a prize package that includes a $25 gift card to Step Ahead and swag from area businesses as well as recognition on social media.

To nominate a senior from Forest Park, Florence, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, North Dickinson, Norway, or West Iron County, visit Nominations are accepted through April 17, 2024.

One random winner from each area high school will be selected from the entries received. Those who nominated the winners will be contacted by email on April 22, 2024.

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