Rep Sheppard encourages residents to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend

first_img Categories: Sheppard News Free Fishing Weekend is June 10 and 11, and state Rep. Jason Sheppard encourages people to take advantage of the event by heading out to Lake Erie, River Raisin, or a nearby stream and cast a line.“Free Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity for residents to explore the family-friendly fishing options Monroe County has to offer,” Rep Sheppard said. “Fishing is fun for people of all ages and I encourage you to get outdoors to enjoy the resources that Michigan has to offer.”Michigan Department of Natural Resources hosts Free Fishing Weekend twice a year to promote awareness of the state’s aquatic resources. During the weekend, fishing license fees will be waived, but all regulations still apply.For more information on this summer’s Free Fishing Weekend, including a list of activities across the state, visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing. 05Jun Rep. Sheppard encourages residents to enjoy Free Fishing Weekendlast_img read more

Iden plan to expand internship opportunities becomes law

first_img Bill secures school funding while high school students get on-the-job training State Rep. Brandt Iden’s legislation to help increase professional skills opportunities for high school students in now law.Rep. Iden’s bill and its partner legislation allows students to participate in an off-campus internship or a work experience program for school credit.“Work and internship experience allows students to gain hands-on opportunities and develop valuable career skills,” said Iden, of Oshtemo Township. “This helps students to explore their future career goals and makes them more marketable upon graduation.”Michigan Department of Education guidelines allow work-based paid or volunteer internships in grades 9-12 with students working four to 10 hours a week. The two-bill package signed into law will help eliminate administrative red tape, giving a local school district’s board of education the authority to approve and oversee the program, to maintain student funding and to count the outside experience as credit toward graduation.“This is hugely beneficial to participating students, along with being an awesome opportunity for many of our local businesses,” Iden said. “Having workforce-ready graduates entering our community allows for greater job market participation, stronger business growth, and a higher level of success for these students.”Iden’s legislation is now Public Act 185 of 2018.##### Categories: Iden News,News 26Jun Iden plan to expand internship opportunities becomes lawlast_img read more