2017-09-14 / Business

In brief

Semi-Absentee Business Ownership

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc- McFarlen Library will present Semi- Absentee Business Ownership at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. FranNet consultant Linda Belford will provide facts and practical advice about the real benefits and real challenges of franchises, as well as enlightenment about the large world of non-food options. For more information call 810- 694-5310. — P.S.

TeenQuest opens enrollment

FLINT — TeenQuest, a pre-employment and leadership training program designed to help young people navigate today’s competitive job market, has released its 2017-18 schedule. The program will be offered four times this school year, and is open to all students, ages 14-19 in grades 9-12, in Genesee County. The first session will take place from Sept. 18 to Oct. 19 at: • Bentley High School, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. • International Academy of Flint, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Northwestern High School, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and • Southwestern Classical Academy, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. TeenQuest teaches students how to get and keep a job. Teens learn how to write resumes, prepare for interviews and open personal checking/savings accounts. The program also places special emphasis on the development of soft skills including communication, conflict resolution and goal setting. Registration for the upcoming session ends Sept. 18. Future TeenQuest sessions will take place Oct. 30 to Nov. 30; Jan. 8 to Feb. 8; and Feb. 26 to March 29. For more information, or to enroll, visit www.flintandgenesee.org/teenquest or call (810) 600-1413. — L.R.

Michigan reaches 92,000 clean energy jobs

LANSING — More than 92,000 people now work in Michigan’s clean energy industry, a 5.3 percent increase since 2015, according to an analysis unveiled last week. The analysis, available at www.CleanJobsMidwest.com, says Michigan leads the Midwest in advanced transportation jobs and is third in clean energy jobs. According to the report, Michigan is a leader in the advanced transportation industry, supporting more than 28,000 jobs, which account for almost 45 percent of all advanced transportation jobs in the region. The report also found energy efficiency continues to be the largest clean energy employer in Michigan, accounting for 50,279 jobs. The biggest job growth occurred in the renewable energy sector, including jobs in the solar and wind industries, which grew by more than 14 percent in the past year. There are 5,672 solar jobs in Michigan and 4,642 in wind energy generation. — L.R.

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