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What is Vocational Training and Where Did It go?

October 24, 2016

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Airman 1st Class Jonathan Trammell welds a part on the remodeled mortuary transfer vehicle.  Airmen from the metal technology shop here redesigned the inside of the truck to increase the capacity from two to six transfer cases.  Airman Trammell is assigned to the 436th Equipment Maintenance Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo by William M. Plate Jr.)

Vocational training is training for a specific career or trade, excluding the professions. This training focuses on practical applications of skills learned, and is generally unconcerned with theory or traditional academic skills. A … read more

Bellaire DDA Collaborates with NLEA

September 29, 2016


Regional economic development group Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) has contracted with the Bellaire Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to provide enhanced services on specific strategies to move their board to the next level… read more

2016 Fall Sporting Clays Fun Shoot

September 22, 2016


More than 100 NLEA partners and investors were in attendance at this year’s Fall Networking Event “Sporting Clays Fun Shoot”, Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Charlevoix Rod & Gun Club.  A big “Thank You” goes out to the … read more


The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is a public/private non-profit organization serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties in Michigan.  Established in 1984, the NLEA mission is to serve as a resource to local communities and businesses to retain and create jobs. Read our story…

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