ESCANABA, Mich. (WZMQ) – On Tuesday, Senator Gary Peters visited an Upper Peninsula college to see how it is strengthening Michigan’s workforce.
Senator Peters included Bay College’s Water Lab on his annual motorcycle tour of Michigan. He discussed the college’s Water Resource Management and Water Technology programs with President Dr. Nerita Hughes, administrators, and a recent graduate.
Senator Peters says as the only one of its kind in the state, Bay College’s water program is critical to maintaining and growing the water management field in Michigan.
“This program’s very important for the Upper Peninsula, and certainly folks in the Upper Peninsula appreciate good, clean water and cherish clean water more than anyone,” Peters said. “To know you have a world-class program right here in Escanaba training students, not just locally, but students around the state of Michigan are able to take advantage of these educational opportunities.”
After his tour of the Water Lab, Senator Peters headed toward the Mackinac Bridge to speak with Tribal leaders in St. Ignace.