Skills Up North Adult Education Program Starts First Day of Classes

Tuesday marked the first day of classes for this semester’s Skills Up North adult education program.

The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District launched the program through a grant.

The goal is to help people without a high school diploma or GED get properly trained to enter the workforce.

Students this semester will undergo hands on training in the automotive or construction trades programs.

Assistant Principal Matt Nausadis says several companies are already interested in hiring graduates when the program wraps up this spring.

“If they put in the work, we’ll put them in front of employers, we’ll teach them skills, and we’ll improve their life,” Nausadis says.

The Skills Up North program will have more shops coming this fall.