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Summer Childcare Grants Now Available! Apply by June 3rd!- Prospera Newsletter

These grants are for $1,500 & $2,500 and applications are open from May 20th – June 3rd.

Coming Up Soon — On the Rise Business Summit, Transition Readiness Workshop, plus FINAL Cybersecurity Activity and 2022 Manufacturing Survey.

See the full calendar of MMEC events.
See our website or contact us for more information on training services. We work with manufacturers of all types and sizes to provide the right services and resources for you.

Trade schools continue to be in high demand

Job Service Great Falls manager Beth Schmidt stated, “Here locally, for our trades, entry level, general laborers, all the way to those highly skilled electricians, the plumbers, our pipe fitters, our welders, carpenters, they’re all in demand. It is a busy time for all of the trade folks, and they are needing every person they can get their hands on to make sure schools are being built, housing is being built, that renovations are being made to existing properties.”

Cost of Living Calculator in Great Falls, Montana

Soaring housing costs. Inflation on the rise. It’s hard to get by — and live the life you want. Great Falls is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the West, with easy access to unrivaled recreation, a thriving downtown, great schools and a strong economy. Want to see what it’s like? Check out our cost of living indicator.

Made in Montana May Monthly: Members in the News, Business Spotlight, Food and Beverage Show, Tik Tok

If it’s produced in Montana, it’s produced with pride.

What’s the Latest on Cyber Talent and Staffing Shortages? Cyber STEM Summer Camps for Middle School Students in Montana

The topic of cyber staffing shortages is a hot issue that has grown hotter during the pandemic. So what are some of the latest trends, newer perspectives and opportunities available?

Cyber STEM Summer Camps for Middle School Students in Montana

The GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to utilize their talents in cybersecurity is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 5-22-22

Fire Within was a huge success! Nearly 200 people joined in celebrating the 32 Aspire/Inspire Award Winners. Visit our website for the list of Aspire and Inspire Award winners. Thank you to The Fire Within event sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana and Alluvion Health. Watch our social media channels next week for features on each of the Inspire and Aspire winners. 

Montana students prepare for ‘Shark Tank’ competition

“It’s to develop entrepreneurship,” said Great Falls High School business teacher Scott Donisthorpe.

“We Were Hiring”

Concerns about an economic slowdown, fueled by factors including inflation and a declining stock market, are starting to be felt by individual tech job seekers as some companies start to put the brakes on their employment growth. In some cases, companies are rescinding job offers after they’ve been signed, creating a difficult situation for people who had cancelled interviews or turned down competing offers.

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