Varnum partner Beth Skaggs was recently named to the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) Board of Directors.
A labor and employment attorney with almost 30 years of experience, Skaggs counsels business clients on a variety of workplace matters and in litigation involving the numerous state and federal statutes that govern the employment relationship. In addition to WMCAT, Skaggs also serves on the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation Board of Directors. She recently completed several years of service on the Legal Assistance Center Board of Trustees.
WMCAT recently launched a cybersecurity program as part of its adult career training offerings. In its first year, the seven-month program will partner with a national provider to offer virtual student instruction in several certificate programs focused on cybersecurity and data privacy.
WMCAT is a nationally-recognized leader in creative youth development and adult workforce development, providing a place where teens and adults leverage their lived experiences to choose unique opportunity pathways. The Teen Arts + Tech Program helps students use creativity for social impact and connects arts and technology to careers. The Adult Workforce Development Program provides a pathway to build sustained economic security through career training and personal leadership. WMCAT also operates two social enterprise businesses: Public Agency, a design thinking consultancy, and Ambrose, a commercial screenprinting studio.