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Blog // Connect Michigan

Journey’s End: Our Final Stops in Malaysia

By CMI Staff

Connect Michigan’s work to develop comprehensive technology action plans in communities throughout the state; efforts to raise the awareness for and adoption of technology among small businesses; and their unique broadband research has garnered international interest. In the summer of 2013, Connect Michigan State Program Manager Eric Frederick will travel to South Korea, Japan, China, and Malaysia to share Michigan’s lessons and stories for broadband and technology expansion with government officials, academics, and many others. This blog series provides highlights from his trip and Connect Michigan’s efforts to put the state at the...

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Connect Michigan Meets The Global Information Society

By CMI Staff

Connect Michigan’s work to develop comprehensive technology action plans in communities throughout the state; efforts to raise the awareness for and adoption of technology among small businesses; and their unique broadband research has garnered international interest. In the summer of 2013, Connect Michigan State Program Manager Eric Frederick is traveling to South Korea, Japan, China, and Malaysia to share Michigan’s lessons and stories for broadband and technology expansion with government officials, academics, and many others. This blog series provides highlights from his trip and Connect Michigan’s efforts to put the state at the...

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Paid Internship: More Available for Michigan College Students

By Wil Payton

Michigan students are finding it easier to secure paid internships as employers react to an improving economy.   Internships provide the opportunity to gain practical skills, career field knowledge and important contacts. But many students seek these positions to augment ever-increasing college expenses. Another benefit of paid internships is that they often provide a better learning experience. The reason for the advantage over unpaid positions is that there is a direct value component in a student’s time, which incentivizes employers to utilize the student more productively. Below is an excerpt from a Crain’s Detroit Business article...

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Otsego County Launches Connected Community Kick-Off Meeting

By Wil Payton

Otsego County recently held a kick-off meeting to set in motion their participation in Connect Michigan’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Approximately 20 community members attended the meeting that was held July 30 in the University Center at Gaylord. Tom Stephenson, community technology advisor for Connect Michigan, gave a presentation about the program and provided an overview of the access, adoption and use of broadband in the county. Service providers also presented a briefing on current services and projected plans for service enhancements. The Otsego County Technology Planning Team is in the initial phase of the program. The...

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