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Myranda CRT recipient
Myranda was in her second year of nursing school when she first heard about the Class Room Training (CRT) Program offered through Michigan Works! Prior to her enrollment in the program, more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Jared gets CDL License
When Jared came to Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, he was stuck in a job with no future. With no chance to grow in his current job, he decided he wanted to more...
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Angela Receives Tuition Assistance
Angela D. came to Michigan Works! in Mio seeking help with tuition assistance. She was currently employed as a seasonal worker with the U.S. Forest Service, but wanted to enroll at more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Klaus J
For the past 10 years, Klaus J. had been working seasonal jobs, but he wanted a career. He decided to enroll into the nursing program at North Central Michigan College, but more...
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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For the past eight years, Dustyn R. has worked at Cheboygan Cement Products as a full-time General Laborer. He really enjoys his job, but without additional training there is no room more...
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Alpena News
Terri Curtis came to Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium for funding assistance to help her achieve her career goals. Thanks to WIOA Adult Classroom Training Funding, Michigan Works! was able to help more...
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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DJ came to Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium when he was trying to finish the last portion of his criminal justice degree at the police academy. With a young daughter at home more...
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Michael, a veteran, found himself a single dad to three young children. They were living in Petoskey, but were having a hard time trying to make ends meet. Unable to afford more...
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Ashley Gets Tuition Assistance
Ashley was referred to work with Michigan Works! from DHHS. She was a homeless parent with an infant to care for. In addition, she had never worked at a job before more...
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Will's CDL-A
Will first started working with Michigan Works! through the WIOA Youth Program. He was homeless, living with his girlfriend’s family, and trying to find a way to go back to school more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Jeffrey Hinkle Gets CDL
Jeffrey Hinkle previously worked in landscaping and in an automotive garage, but he wanted to improve his life financially. After assessing his likes/dislikes, he realized that he really wanted to see more...
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Xenia Gets Job
Xenia Hirales had recently moved from Arizona to Michigan to get away from situations that were not healthy for her and her daughter. Her boyfriend’s family provided a place to stay more...
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Cheyenne Becomes R.N.
Cheyenne P. was in a foster care placement as a younger youth struggling through life. She came to Michigan Works! as an older youth, but was pregnant and just needed help more...
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
As a single mom, Bethany Matthews struggled financially just to get by, and the thought of going to college to become a Nurse seemed impossible. She began to research her options, more...
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Asia R. - WIOA Youth Program
When Asia R. entered the WIOA Out-of-School Youth Program, she was an unemployed, high-school dropout. She was pretty much homeless (living in a camper in the middle of winter) and her more...
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Jay Mertes
After Jay Mertes found himself laid off from his position as a 911 dispatcher, he became self-employed in home health care. He tried this career path for awhile, but he couldn’t more...
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Jaimie Achtabowski, RN
Jaimie Achtabowski, a Community Health Worker at Thunder Bay Community Health Services, stopped by the Onaway Michigan Works! office to see what services they could offer her patients. As she was more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Corey Blankenship
Because of some medical concerns, Corey Blankenship had recently decided to move back home to Gaylord, MI from Oregon to be closer to family. He moved back in with his parents more...
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Keith Sterly poses with Sheriff Car
Keith Sterly was working a part-time Marine Patrol job as well as other part-time jobs to make ends meet. He wanted to start in the Police Academy, but wasn’t sure how more...
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Don Hartley
Don Hartley was a retired truck driver, but after being retired for several years, he decided he would like to return to work. His CDL had expired and he was in more...
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Gage O’Toole was a high school dropout trying to survive on seasonal jobs. With his lack of a diploma he found it hard to get a good paying, full-time position. He more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace