Lansing Region Prepares 21st Century Workforce with Job Skills for Success

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of unfilled jobs in the greater Lansing region, a combination of low pay, part-time positions as well as plenty of high paying, lifetime career jobs begging for applicants and an array of services and support groups to help workers land them.With training programs, partnerships, financial support and counseling, organizations like […]

Behind the Scenes: Yvonne Caamal Canul

Since 2012, Yvonne Caamal Canul, 64, has been Superintendent of the Lansing School District, the region’s largest, with a $150 million annual budget, 30 facilities and 1,800 employees serving 11,400 students. She has worked as a teacher, an administrator with the Michigan Department of Education, as a consultant and with private business enterprises.YOU HAVE MANAGED […]

A Personalized Approach to Education

Most people would argue that a child’s education is the foundation for a successful future. Desks, lockers, school hallways, lunchrooms and playgrounds are where many children grow up and are molded into their future selves.For some students, however, learning doesn’t always have to take place in traditional classroom settings. Thanks to online education and supplemental […]

Arts Night Out: Stimulating Greater Lansing’s Economy

Launched in May 2016, Arts Night Out, the new monthly event hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, is essentially a community takeover where boutiques, bicycle shops, baby stores, design studios and coffee shops become mini art galleries, featuring art and artists from across the greater Lansing area on the first Friday of each […]

Trade Liberalization: The Regional Approach

The Most Favored Nation (MFN) rule of no discrimination between sources of imports has two exceptions: customs unions and free trade areas (FTA). Much of the current trade liberalization takes place on a regional basis by creating customs unions and FTAs. The United States, for example, is involved in two sets of negotiations establishing mega […]

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