• Partnerships for Education

  • Our Partnerships for Education programs link the needs and resources of businesses with those in our schools.

    • Business and Education Forums – Held quarterly; business and education come together on a mutually relevant topic.
    • Career Search – High school juniors meet with participating business representatives to explore careers. This is not a job fair, but a way for students to directly talk with those who already work in careers they may be interested in.
    • Ready, Set, Get Hired! – Annual program held every February at Davenport University's Midland campus. Volunteers administer mock interviews to high school students to help them get the first-time interview jitters out of the way to prepare them for their first job.
    • Reality Store – We host around 10 per school year in both middle and high schools in Midland County. Volunteers work one-on-one with students to teach everyday expenses with a hands-on multi-station budgeting exercise. Click here for a glimpse at how the Reality Store works.
    • Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!): A 30-week program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own REAL businesses bringing educational and business communities together to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation among today’s youth. 

      For details on the above programming, please contact Emily Lyons at elyons@macc.org or (989) 839-9901 x208.

    Chamber Scholarship Program
    Each year, we offer a scholarship program to local college and high school students attending one of our member educational institutions. For 2017, our scholarship application is now available. Deadline to submit is April 5, 2017.

    Click here to download the 2017 application