After nearly 22 years of working to with students and businesses to meet local workforce demands, Scott Govitz will be retiring at the end of June 2022.

Mid Michigan College’s long-time Associate Vice President of Workforce & Economic Development, Govitz has been a strong advocate for impactful training that helps students get jobs and allows businesses to grow.

“I’m proud of the numerous accomplishments the teams I’ve had the pleasure of working with have achieved,” noted Govitz. “Our work fostering community partnerships, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, and developing skilled employees has been meaningful and rewarding.”

Over the years, Govitz has been instrumental in bringing groups together at the state and national level to benefit local development. He has contributed to the expansion of technical education programs related to manufacturing, heating and refrigeration, construction trades, computer aided drafting, welding, 3D printing, and more.

In healthcare, Govitz has worked with local providers to offer Certified Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, and Dental Assistant training, along with many other short-term programs. His work has helped students get jobs and filled critical needs in the healthcare industry.

Govitz also led many grant-related efforts, securing funding for trainings, lab upgrades, and equipment purchases, and represented the College as a key member of numerous boards and committees across the state.

“Scott has been active in leading and assisting with the College’s many efforts aimed at training community members for fulfilling careers,” said Tim Hood, Mid Michigan College President. “We will certainly miss his leadership, but we look forward to the great things he will do for the community in retirement.”

Building on the strong foundation laid by Govitz, the College plans to continue and expand workforce development initiatives and services on both campuses and throughout the region.

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