OCC Connects Students and Businesses at the Work Zone

3 Oct

Oakland County, MI Government:

Is your organization hiring? Are you looking to expand your team quickly?

Then join Oakland Community College at their 5th Annual Work Zone Job Fair on October 17th for a chance to meet and interview Work-Study students from more than 100 degree programs. OCC’s Work-Study program offers qualified organizations the option to receive reimbursement for wages paid to work-study students.

For more information and to find out how you can register your organization for OCC’s Work Zone Job Fair, Read OCC’s original blog post here:


OCC is holding its fifth annual student employment event “The Work Zone,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 17, on the Southfield campus.workzone

“The Work Zone is OCC’s only all-campus, college-wide, all-major employment event that invites employers with a real need to hire in the short-term. The event provides a great opportunity for community organizations to meet and interview potential work-study students from more than 100 degree programs,” said Dawn M. Davis, Job Developer at OCC.

The college’s off-campus Work-Study program offers qualified organizations the option to receive reimbursement for wages paid to work-study students. This option provides organizations savings while offering valuable professional experience to students. Last year, five employers received 50-75% reimbursement of wages paid to eligible off-campus work-study student hires.

The Work Zone has received strong kudos from hiring companies, many of which found qualified candidates whom they hired immediately.

“OCC Placement Service’s department…

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Elite 40 Under 40 Forum #4

25 Sep

Elite 40 LogoYesterday, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson welcomed members of the 2014 Class of Elite 40 Under 40 for a morning forum to meet and network in a more personal setting.

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Members of the 2014 Elite 40 Under 40 class (L-R): Stephen E. Naughton and Jeff Jorge

Elite 40 members present at the forum were Stephen E. Naughton (Campaign Architect at Marketing Impact, Inc.and Jeff Jorge (Executive Partner at Global Development Partners).

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend INNO-VENTION 2014

17 Sep Medical Main Street

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Next month, Medical Main Street, powered by Oakland County, will be hosting INNO-VENTION 2014, its 3rd conference that showcases the health care and life science industries flourishing here in southeast Michigan and around the world.

The conference, held October 21st – 22nd at the Suburban Showplace Collection in Novi, Michigan, gives attendees the opportunity to meet with and hear from an impressive list of leaders in health care and life sciences as they discuss these important industries and where they are headed. You can take a look at the conference schedule HERE.

With INNO-VENTION 2014 almost a month away, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons you should attend – check them out below!

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September & October Business Workshops

12 Sep


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What better time to brush up on your business & entrepreneurial skills than this fall? As kids head back to school, join the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center for comprehensive workshops – geared specifically for business owners!

Check out our September and October class list, and re-energize your business endeavors with help from Oakland County! Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center (location & map available HERE), and prices are detailed beneath each workshop description.

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INNO-VATOR of the Year Nominations Due Friday

3 Sep


Fall is right around the corner, and our Medical Main Street team is keeping busy with preparations for INNOVENTION 2014: A Medical Main Street Conference!

It’s not too late to submit your nominations for the 2014 INNO-VATOR of the Year award, which recognizes creators of a medical device that demonstrate the most dramatic change in the health care industry in Michigan. This is your chance to help us highlight the innovative changes going on right in our own backyard – but don’t delay! Nominations are due this Friday, September 5th.

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Elite 40 Under 40 Forum #3

28 Aug Oakland County Elite 40 Logo

Yesterday, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson welcomed members of the 2014 Class of Elite 40 Under 40 for a morning forum to meet and network in a more personal setting.


Members of the 2014 Elite 40 Under 40 class (L-R): Matt Mosteiko, Lisa Forzley, and Jennifer Llewellyn. (Not pictured: Kelley LaFontaine)

Elite 40 members present at the forum were Matt Mosteiko (Meterologist Intern at the National Weather Service and Past Company Commander of the 952nd Quartermaster Company), Lisa Forzley (Humane Education Manager at the Detroit Zoo), Kelley LaFontaine (Dealer Principal/Owner of the LaFontaine Automotive Groupand Jennifer Llewellyn (Director of Oakland County Michigan Works – Troy.)

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Team Building at the Brooksie Way

22 Aug


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Promote teamwork and build coworker relationships…at the 2014 HealthPlus Brooksie Way, on Sunday, September 28th!

Team Challenges are offered for the Brooksie Way 5K, 10K, and half marathon races – giving YOU the opportunity to bring together coworkers and represent your company at the finish line. The Team Challenge will be scored using the cross-country method; team scores will be based on each runner’s finishing position within his/her age group. The top 5 positions will count toward the team’s score.

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