Students selected for Jobs for America's Graduates leadership conference

Aby Kowalske Aby Kowalske
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Gabby Paryani Gabby Paryani
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TRAVERSE CITY — NMC students Aby Kowalske and Gabby Paryani are among seven Michigan students who will travel to Washington, D.C. for the National Student Leadership Academy as a part of Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG).

Accompanied by NMC Employment Readiness Specialist Lisa Baldyga, they will join around hundreds of other students from across the country at the Academy Nov. 30–Dec. 2. They will attend leadership training sessions, engage in experiential learning and advocate for their communities and youth.

Students applied and wrote an essay about why they should be chosen, as well as submitted letters of recommendation. In 2021,  NMC became the first college  in the state of Michigan to offer a Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program.

NMC students between ages 16–24 are eligible to match with student mentors in their field, get paid work experience or job shadowing opportunities and internships and other beneficial career opportunities Financial assistance with job equipment such as tools or work boots, uniforms, bus passes or gas cards for transportation to work is also available

Release date: November 28, 2023

For more information:

Cari Noga
Communications Director
(231) 392-1800 (call or text)



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