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WMCAT offers training for adults and teens with an emphasis in arts and technology

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This week's episode of NPO Showcase features WMCAT who provides hands on training to adults and teens in artistic and technical fields

About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Adrian Hirsch. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Adrian Hirsch.

Daniel Williams on NPO Showcase

Daniel Williams on NPO Showcase /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Daniel Williams, Executive Director of the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) discusses some of the organization's opportunities for adults and teens to further their experience in artistic and technical fields. By collaborating with area organizations, WMCAT is able to provide hands on career training for underemployed adults, and provides a space for teens to explore their passions through summer camps and after-school programs.

Adult programs at WMCAT include training in medical services, coding and billing, and also supports adults interested in careers as a pharmacy technician. WMCAT's nationally recognized teen programs include summer arts & tech camps and after school programs that include but are far from limited to ceramics, fashion/fiber arts, audio story telling, photography, and video game design.

Abrose at WMCAT is a commercial screen printing business that provides hands-on apprenticeships for teen WMCAT graduates. WMCAT also offers programs for schools, businesses, and nonprofits through Public Agency at WMCAT. Public Agency provides tailored training to help organizations approach complex problems in the modern working environment. WMCAT offers a myriad of ways for community members to get involved, including volunteer opportunities, community partnerships, facility tours, and financial contributions.

Check back next Wednesday for a new segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, featuring Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Adrian Hirsch, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email [email protected].

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