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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
 
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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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
 
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Jonathon Maxson came to Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium for tuition assistance in March 2015. Jonathon couldn’t get grants due to his parents income, but he was living on his own; working more...
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Bonnie Johnson had a passion for helping others and she aspired to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but without the proper CNA license, her searches for employment had been unsuccessful. more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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After slacking off at the beginning of high school, Austin Skinner decided it was time to get serious. He attempted to re-enroll in classes, but was told he’d be too old more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Zakery Kruskie worked as a waiter seasonally with Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club, making $2.40/hr plus tips, but when the season was over he experienced long-term unemployment for more than more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Matthew Kruskie came to Michigan Works! for assistance with his tuition. He was in his last semester of completing the Utility Tech program through Alpena Community College and Lansing Community College/Consumer more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
Kimberly Sapp was attending Ferris State University to receive her AAS in Respiratory Care. During her last year of school, Kimberly came to Michigan Works! seeking tuition assistance. While she did more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
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Tammy Helsom entered the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program during its second month (in December 2014). Pregnant and with another toddler at home, Tammy had strong doubts on her chances more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Friday, August 14th, 2015, the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI), northern Michigan’s premier welding school, graduated its 3rd class of 13 individuals. Three of the students received assistance from Michigan Works! Northeast more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 by Alicia Wallace