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Community Engagement

Workforce Development 
Wolverine understands the importance of developing motivated individuals capable of serving and improving West Michigan's manufacturing industry. That’s why we support the following programs:
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Wolverine partners with West MI Works! to help create a qualified workforce to meet our region's current and future talent needs and fuel our shared economic future.

Wolverine shares Talent 2025's vision of making West Michigan a top employment region by implementing the best leading practices and connecting talent with the right industries, businesses and educational institutions. 

The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate is supported and valued by Wolverine for its evidence-based credential and measurement of skills for workforce success.

Wolverine supports GRCC's workforce training programs as they develop technical and employability skills in individuals and aid their connection to employers.  

Workforce Development 
Industry Involvement

Wolverine proudly collaborates with other manufacturers to promote, enable and facilitate the best manufacturing practices in the region. 

Wolverine has been a PMA member since 1996 looking to help develop superior competitiveness and profitability for the North American metalforming industry.

As a member of the MMA, Wolverine pursues a prosperous future for in-state manufacturing through effective advocacy,  education and strategic business services.

Wolverine aligns with the NAM's commitment to inspire future manufacturing talent, share industry news and help members innovate and advance.

Wolverine endorses the MI's initiatives that promote modern manufacturing and jumpstart new approaches to grow manufacturing talent. 

As a SMI member, wolverine pursues competitiveness for North American precision spring manufacturers in world markets through support and education. 

Wolverine collaborates with other industry leaders to promote the most effective manufacturing practices. We serve and learn from these programs for mutual advancement:
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Industry Involvement
Student Engagement
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Wolverine holds a seat on the executive leadership board to help inspire students to pursue a career in manufacturing. Wolverine hosts factory tours and attends career exploration events to connect students, employers and communities.

Wolverine offers students full facility tours as part of Manufacturing Day to promote the industry and encourage a career in the field.

Wolverine supports Kent ISD's initiative to supply every West Michigan high school with their own 3-D printer and any other way to present students hands-on, real world manufacturing challenges.

Wolverine helps KCTC prepare the next generation of professionals by offering technical training to students exploring a career in manufacturing.

Wolverine believes students should pursue a career they're passionate about. That's why we support the following programs to expose students to manufacturing and help them find their passion. 

Wolverine supports the competition as it encourages students to design, program and compete: a variety of manufacturing elements difficult to replicate in the classroom.

Student Engagement
Community and Planet
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Wolverine supports the Chamber's education and business committees with the mutual goal of improving manufacturing talent and developing the workforce in our area. 

While not a certified B Corp business, Wolverine makes serious efforts towards our own social and environmental impact standards. We redefine success in business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Wolverine aligns with Local First's vision for West Michigan emphasizing an economy grounded in local ownership that builds local wealth while meeting the needs of its people, ecosystem and community. 

Wolverine serves as a member of the not-for-profit employee support organization to play our part in guiding individuals through personal and professional challenges. 

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