(Community Matters 26) Calhoun Builders Connection Seeks to Develop Local Construction Trades Workforce

First Aired April 8, 2023

A W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to help stimulate the Calhoun County building trades workforce has brought together partners working to do just that.

Amy Rose Robinson with the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority and Eric Cunningham with LISC – the Local Initiatives Support Corporation – to discuss upcoming events meant to attract those in the building trades for monthly networking and information sessions. Even those who would like to work in the building trades, but haven't – or those who might want to rehab their own home are encouraged to attend. The county's BIPOC population is especially encouraged to get involved.

The first event will be a luncheon on April 14, 2023 at the Kool Family Community Center in Battle Creek, with monthly events to follow. Click to hear details in this Community Matters discussion.

Episode Resources

Calhoun County Land Bank Authority website
LISC website
WK Kellogg Foundation website


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