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JC in the Afternoon


Every Friday morning - 9A-10A


JC in the Afternoon now hosts Northern Focus - a live weekly interview program heard every Friday between 9A-10A on Q100.3 - The Only Place for Rock & Roll!  You will learn about issues and events that are relevant to the Northern Michigan community.





Friday, June 22, 2018



Q100.3 presents a Northern Focus Forum on Skilled Trades.  Skilled trades are in high demand now in Michigan.  The economic impact on the region will be substantial.  Adults, high school and community college students can benefit from pursuing a career in the skilled trades often with less schooling and debt.  Special guests will discuss the resources, programs and opportunities available for those considering a career in the professional trades

May be streamed live @ – click the “Listen Live” button OR download Mobile App by searching “WQON” in App Store

Show date/time: Friday, June 22, 2018 from 9am-10am hosted by Jerry Coyne, (Owner/Operator – Blarney Stone Broadcasting)

LOCATION: WQON-FM 100.3, located at 6514 Old Lake Road, Grayling, MI 49738

9:01AM Segment 1 LIVE IN STUDIO:

Dan Olsen, Talent and Economic Development (TED)

• Introduction to TED
• Information about Gov. Rick Snider’s legislative action on the Marshall Plan for Talent
• Why Going Pro is important


9:08AM Segment 2 – LIVE IN STUDIO:

Marisue Moreau, Director, MI Works, Northeast Consortium;

Alayne Hanson, GraylingMI Works and

Collin Hoffmeyer, Onaway Mi Works

• Introduction to Mi Works and the support surrounding the Going Pro initiative
• Talent Investment Agency
• Pure Michigan Talent Connect
• Local resources available for individuals and businesses


9:19AM Segment 3 – LIVE IN STUDIO:

Thomas Moran, CEO/Founder, Moran Iron Works;

Mark Dombroski, Executive Director,Industrial Arts Institute

• What is the Industrial Arts Institute
• Why was it created
• What economic impact has it made in the region
• What does the future look like


9:26AM Segment 4 – LIVE IN STUDIO:

State Representative Daire Rendon, 103rd District

• Importance of Skilled Trades relating to future economic growth in the region and beyond
• Northwest Michigan Adult Career Training, or ACT, program
• Age-appropriate skilled trades learning programs for each grade level

9:34AM Segment 5 – LIVE IN STUDIO:

Ryan Charney, Director of Membership Development, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – Local 692

• IBEW’s Mission & Purpose
• Benefits to individuals considering Electrical Skilled Trades
• Apprenticeship & Training
• Future of IBEW and its members


9:41AM Segment 6 – LIVE IN STUDIO:

Jason Reed, Organizer, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters U.B.C.J.A
7 Mi Regional Council of Carpenters Mission & Purpose

• Benefits to individual considering Carpenter Skilled Trades
• Apprenticeship & Training
• Future of Mi Regional Council of Carpenters and its members

9:52AM Segment 7 –

Dr. Thomas Quinn, President, Kirtland Community College

• Mission & Purpose of Kirtland Community College
• Academic resources available related to Skilled Trades
• Economic impact on the region
• Expansion of KCC
• Skilled Trades Wrap-Up


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