Michigan Works! Offers Cook the Recipe For Success
Dan Howlett had years of experience as a cook and was employed when he first came to Grayling Michigan Works! for career assistance. But Dan was looking for a career change, hoping to find a lifelong career that would offer potential advancement opportunities…something he could potentially retire from.
With WIOA funding, Michigan Works! helped Dan obtain on-the-job (OJT) training at Springs Window Fashions as an Assember/Operator. Michigan Works! also provided support services to help Dan purchase steel-toed boots, which were required by his new position, as well as mileage reimbursement during his OJT.
Thanks to the career assistance Michigan Works! provided, Dan now makes 23% more in his new position than he did as a cook and is happier in his new profession. Dan has continued to receive excellent marks on employer’s performance evaluations and has proven to be very successful in his new position.