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North Central Michigan College’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) division announces its Spring 2020 workshops and events.

Vines to Wines Viticulture Series

North Central and the Straits Area Grape Growers Association will run a 10-workshop series on grape-growing and winemaking using cold-climate grapes.  The series runs on multiple dates beginning March 5 with a “Home Winemaking” class.  The series includes fieldtrips so participants can get out into the vineyard to learn from experts, a beneficial addition for hobbyists and experienced growers alike. 

Most courses will be held in Room 536 of the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey campus.  Participants can register for all 10 workshops in the series or choose individual classes that suit their needs.  Courses are $35 each.  To register, call 231-348-6613 or visit CCE’s ticketing website.

Beekeeping for Beginners

Master beekeepers and members of the Little Traverse Bay Beekeepers Guild Barry Fitzpatrick and Jim Anglewicz will run a three-part series on “Beekeeping for Beginners.”  Fitzpatrick and Anglewicz will share education and insight with participants who are considering starting a hive or who just want to learn more about these amazing creatures.  All workshops will be held in Room 536 of the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey campus:

  • Sunday, March 8 - Beekeeping: What's it all about?
  • Sunday, March 15 - The First Year
  • Sunday, March 22 - A Successful Apiary and its Produce

A generous donation from the Marana Tost Fund makes this three-part series free for attendees, however registration is required.  For more information or to register, call 231-348-6613 or visit CCE’s ticketing website.

Northern Michigan’s Largest Hiring Event

Northern Michigan’s Largest Hiring Event returns to The Ellison Place in Gaylord on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m.—3 p.m.

Employers and prospective employees spanning a broad geography throughout Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are invited to attend this event.  Many industries including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, agriculture and technology, will be represented and interview rooms and computers are available onsite to assist attendees during the application and interview process.

Both regular and premium booth locations are available for employers who would like to register.  To learn more or to register, visit  The event is hosted by North Central Michigan College, The Ellison Place, Mitchell Graphics, Inc., Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and Northwest Michigan Works.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord.  North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Gold by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.


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Megan Van Horn
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