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Bridge Lunch Break to discuss preparing for careers in Michigan

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Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us for a free Zoom discussion from noon to 1 p.m. on April 26 to discuss educating students for careers in Michigan. This event will focus on post-secondary education opportunities for students in Michigan, and how trade schools, colleges and universities are preparing students for employment and educating students in subject areas that allow them to have thriving careers in Michigan.


Special guest panelists will include panelists Jamal Al, outreach coordinator for the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights and Crestwood High School football coach, Ahmad Ezzeddine, vice president for academic student affairs and global engagement at Wayne State University and Brandy Johnson, president of the Michigan Community College Association. Bridge Michigan education reporter Isabel Lohman will moderate the discussion.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions via the Zoom chat feature throughout the event. Pull up a chair, grab your lunch and join us for this interactive discussion!

Please fill out our Lunch Break registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our reporters.

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous events have discussed solutions to gun violence in Michigan, November 2022’s general election results, inflation’s impact on the Michigan economy, teacher staffing challenges in Michigan’s K-12 schools, youth mental health in Michigan and Michigan’s new redistricting maps


How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour-long discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.


To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this Lunch Break series. To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Book Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today.  

We look forward to talking with you on April 26.

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