A Enbridge Energy report on the Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac is raising concern among environmental groups, because it discusses portions of the line that may have lost their enamel coating, exposing the pipeline to corrosion.
The Genesee Intermediate School District will expand screenings for developmental disabilities in children potentially impacted by lead exposure due to the Flint water crisis.
The state has approved six and a half million dollars to expand existing programming for children age zero to three and expand the age range to be eligible for services to age five.
Steve Tunnicliff is the Associate Superintendent at the Genesee Intermediate School District. He said parents in the Genesee area can reach out to the school district to get connected with testing and other resources.
“One of the messages and the whole concept of ‘don’t wait, evaluate’ is there may not be any concerns, there may not be any problems, there may not be any delays. The purpose is to find that out now and if there are any concerns or delays to make sure we’re connecting families and providing the right resources.”
Tunnicliff said the goal is to make sure parents know that services are available.
A Michigan school that officials say is the second largest school of its type in the country is sending its most recent class of graduates into the job world. The Michigan Career Technical Institute trains students with disabilities for work in vocational careers. And 80-percent of their students find work.
Dozens of new workers are settling into their jobs this month.
Michigan Career Technical Institute recently graduated a class of over 150 students.
Erica Quealy is the spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Human Services. She said MTCI does a good job helping people who have barriers to employment.
“This is a great opportunity for any person in Michigan who is over 18 years old, and maybe experiencing some sort of disabilities and need some help finding the appropriate training to help them reach their career success goals.”
Quealy said approximately 320 students graduate each year in 13 vocational programs, including automotive technology, graphic arts, and nursing assistant.