Robotics Week Promotes Opportunities To Boost Skills For Future Careers

LANSING — Robotics Week in Michigan encouraged students, educators and parents to understand the importance of robotics education, which encourages problem-solving, creative thinking and a healthy sense of competition that drives innovation from students and prepares them for high-demand, high-wage careers. “Robotics programs offer students a fun, hands-on approach to classroom lessons and experiences to

By |2021-04-12T19:01:22-04:00April 12th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan House Passes Bill To Improve Rural Internet Access

LANSING — The Michigan House has approved a bill to encourage internet companies to provide broadband access to underserved areas after the coronavirus pandemic shone a light on the need. The bill would exempt or defer select companies from paying personal property taxes on equipment for broadband access. Equity in internet access and how to fund it

By |2021-04-02T10:08:07-04:00March 28th, 2021|Featured, IoT, Politics, Politics/Government|

MSF Approves Support To Strengthen Michigan’s Talent Pipeline

LANSING – The Michigan Strategic Fund approved new talent initiatives, a business expansion and community revitalization projects along with other actions that will continue to strengthen Michigan’s economy and position the state for future prosperity, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. “Today’s actions demonstrate our focus on supporting and strengthening Michigan’s workforce as we continue

By |2021-03-25T21:19:13-04:00March 25th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

62,000 Apply For Michigan Tuition-Free Community College Program

LANSING – In the six weeks since launching Michigan Reconnect, enough Michiganders have applied for tuition-free community college to nearly fill Ford Field. “With over 62,000 applications statewide since the program launched Feb. 2, we can see that Michigan adults are excited to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at little to no cost,”

By |2021-03-19T20:17:44-04:00March 19th, 2021|ESD, Politics, Politics/Government|

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Make High-Speed Internet Available To All

WASHINGTON DC - A new bill aims to make high-speed internet more accessible everywhere in the US, including far-flung locations and underserved communities. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn has introduced the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act (PDF), which will spend $94 billion to ensure that unserved and persistent poverty communities have access to affordable high-speed internet.

By |2021-03-18T19:48:36-04:00March 18th, 2021|Internet, IoT, Politics, Politics/Government|

Peters, Stebenow Help Michigan Technological University Land $4.5 Million DOE Grant To Research Self-Driving Vehicles

WASHINGTON DC – Michigan U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D) and Debbie Stabenow (D) helped Michigan Technological University land a $4.5 million federal grant for self-driving vehicle research and development. The funds – awarded through the Department of Energy – will support ongoing projects to enhance connected and automated vehicle technologies that improve driver safety by

By |2021-03-11T20:34:22-05:00March 11th, 2021|Auto Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

$1.5 Million Investment In Adult Education Offers Education And Career Support

LANSING —The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has announced the recipients of approximately $1.5 million in state funding to support adults over the age of 23 with obtaining a high school diploma and placement in career training programs. The six recipients of the Michigan Adult Education 23+ Grants are Belding Adult Education ($50,000);

By |2021-03-11T20:34:25-05:00March 11th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

No Sales Tax On Personal Protective Equipment Under Bills On The Move

ANN ARBOR - The now-daily uniform of personal protective equipment wouldn't have the 6% sales and use tax attached to it under legislation that moved out of a House committee Thursday morning. HB 4224 from Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.) and HB 4225 from Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) allows for business enterprises to be reimbursed

By |2021-03-06T15:50:33-05:00March 6th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

FCC Votes To Give Households Up To $75 Monthly Discounts For Internet

WASHINGTON DC - The Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to establish a program to offer qualified households up to a $75 monthly benefit toward broadband Internet access during the pandemic. The so-called Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is expected to be implemented within 60 days. The program will provide discounts of up to $50 a month

By |2021-03-01T10:14:56-05:00February 28th, 2021|IoT, Politics, Politics/Government|

Kamala Harris To Prioritize Cybersecurity And Global Health In Foreign Policy Platform

WASHINGTON DC - While the White House tackles domestic crises stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice President Kamala Harris is looking beyond U.S. boundaries to develop her foreign policy portfolio. Harris aides have declined to detail her top domestic areas of responsibility, but two top White House officials told CBS News she has at least

By |2021-02-26T19:26:18-05:00February 26th, 2021|Cyber Defense, Politics, Politics/Government|