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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 06, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Jerrica Connele was struggling to pay for her classes in the Surgical Technologist program at Kirtland Community College. Though she worked multiple jobs, she still didn’t have enough for her tuition more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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After Sy Eurich graduated from Mio AuSable High School in 2016, he came to Michigan Works! to learn about Class Room Training assistance.  Michigan Works! was able to provide financial support to more...
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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When the Gaylord MC Sporting Goods filed for bankruptcy and closed, Lynn Johnston, manager at the store for the past 11 years, found herself laid off. She had started her career more...
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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John Dan McWilliams (Dan), came to Michigan Works! looking to advance his career. He was working in Facility Maintenance at Kirtland M-TEC, but needed an Associate’s in HVAC if he wanted more...
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Marvin Wrubel was employed as a machinist, but couldn’t advance in his career because he did not have the required certifications. He began CNC Programming courses at Kirtland Community College, which more...
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Joseph Styma heard about the Michigan Works! tuition assistance program and hoped that it could help him. He was unemployed and lacked the credentials/training to obtain self-sustaining employment on his own, more...
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Macie Worth completed the Jobs for Michigan Graduates (JMG) program in the spring of 2015. She was assisted with a work placement at McDonald’s through WIA, but then lost the job more...
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
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Out of school youth, Alec Lanning came to Michigan Works! facing some barriers to employment; he was unemployed and a high school dropout. Alec began working with Jessie Trumble in April of more...
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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After her husband retired from the military due to disability, Dawn Copenhaver and family relocated to the Gaylord area. To help support her family, Dawn came to Michigan Works! for assistance more...
Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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When Faith Million entered into the Onaway JMG Program (Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates), she was in an online high school program. She was progressing, but slowly. She was also facing a more...
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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When Josh Workman came to Michigan Works! for tuition assistance, was in his last semester at Kirtland Community College with hopes to become an RN. He was working as a lab more...
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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After 17 years with the same company, Carl Kohut found himself unemployed due to a non-work related injury requiring shoulder surgery and a seven month recovery. He suddenly found himself without more...
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Mandy S, came to Michigan Works! as a single mother with no GED, no driver’s license, no means of transportation, and no job. She had previously been supported by her son’s more...
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Adam Loar had been working at Aerobic Cruiser Hybrid Cycles as a Mechanic Manager/Sales Representative when the shop closed and relocated out of state. Although he was able to find a more...
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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For over 7 years, Dennis Bruning worked as a general laborer/maintenance personnel for Interlake Steamship Company, making over $20.00 per hour. But when Dennis left his job to return home to more...
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Noah Lafferty was attending Alpena Community College for the Concrete Technology Program, but he soon found the daily 80 mile commute was getting too expensive. Although he did work in Alpena, more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Sara Wyman had been in and out of the PATH program since 2008, but things were different this time when she came to the Alpena Michigan Works! office for her AEP/PATH more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Nicholas Argue was an unemployed, high school dropout when Case Manager Jessie Trumble started working with him. With Jessie’s guidance, Nicholas was able to obtain his GED, as well as his more...
Posted on Friday, June 03, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Cody Huhn was an unemployed high school dropout. He was in need of education support and mentoring, as well as help with GED testing fees. Working with Gaylord Adult Education and more...
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2016 by Alicia Wallace