(ONAWAY, MI.) The Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) in Onaway, Michigan, recently received a $25,000 Community Investment Grant from local energy transportation company Enbridge.

The funds will be used to modernize IAI’s welder and training module equipment to meet state-of-the-art manufacturing standards and provide students with hands-on training and career development opportunities.

IAI’s Executive Director; Mark Dombroski applauded the investment in Michigan’s future. “We are proud to partner with Enbridge to connect students with workforce training opportunities,” said Dombroski. “These are the students who will help meet the evolving needs of the region’s welding & manufacturing industry.”

Dombroski shared that IAI’s hands-on, project-based approach to educational programs provides expert faculty support with deep industry experience. The fast-track, intensive courses build useful skillsets for students, as well as produce workforce-ready employees who are in high demand and highly compensated.  

To apply for IAI’s welding program, visit, https://iaiworks.com or contact Tammi Ward at (989) 733-4369  tward@iaiworks.com for additional information.

Enbridge Inc. is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company. The Company safely delivers an average of 2.9 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline, and accounts for nearly 65 percent of U.S.-bound Canadian crude oil production, and moves approximately 20 percent of all natural gas consumed in the U.S. The Company has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the last decade.  Additional information about Enbridge may be found at www.enbridge.com.

The Industrial Arts Institute is licensed by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), a Veteran Approved Training Facility and a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, offering a premier comprehensive welding program that prepares students for successful & rewarding careers in the industry. IAI programs provide students with the support, knowledge & hands on application to become qualified & employable in the welding & fabrication industry.  

Editor’s NoteMedia is invited to attend the official grant presentation 10:30a.m. Tuesday, February 25, at the Industrial Arts Institute – 20902 Washington Avenue, Onaway MI.


Cary Thompson; Development Director | (313) 506-3833 | cthompson@iaiworks.com
Tammi Ward; Operations/Student Services Manager | (989) 733-4369 | tward@iaiworks.com

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