Connor Sports targets future local recruits

AMASA — Getting a job right out of school may not be too hard for local high school students in trade skill classes.

Nearly 30 building trades students from the Dickinson–Iron Intermediate School District took part in the last of a series of high school tours of Connor Sport Court International this morning.

Connor Sport is an Amasa based company best known for the distribution of hardwood flooring to the NCAA. This opportunity allows the younger generation to see what jobs are available here in the U.P.

“So many of the young people these days, they don’t get to experience actual, live work. This environment here is hands on labor,” said flooring mill manager Randy Hansen. “Not only do they get to see the workers working but they also get to see that we have industry here in our community that does provide a good living.”

“It’s a win–win situation for both the students of our local schools and also the employer,” said Michigan Works business services consultant Le Anne Kachmarsky. “The students get an opportunity to tour a business, see what kind of jobs are available. Many of these jobs are family sustaining jobs in our communities. It’s a win–win for the employer because they’re actually recruiting their future workforce.”

Connor Sport worked with Michigan Works to bring students to the facility. Forest Park, Crystal Falls and West Iron County students participated last week.

This is just one of several business tours Michigan Works has coordinated.