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Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium Youth Career Advisor, Beth Michaels, and Business Services Professional, Jennifer Coughlin, took five Vanderbilt senior students on a college tour of Northwestern Michigan College, followed by a talent more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Katelyn
Katelyn was referred to the Michigan Works! WIOA Youth program by several staff members at ACES Academy. She was an academically strong student that needed additional support and mentoring, since she more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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COOPER STANDARD TALENT TOUR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 MIO SCHOOLS Two instructors and fourteen students from Mio Schools visited Cooper Standard on November 6, 2019. Students ranged from grade 9-12. HR Manager Sheryl more...
Posted on Friday, November 8, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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29 NE MI Talent Tours Held Throughout October in Recognition of Manufacturing Day  10/3 – Weyerhaeuser Weyerhaeuser’s Grayling OSB plant welcomed 24 Grayling High students and one instructor on a plant tour more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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October 2019 - Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) students from northern Michigan worked on leadership and team-building skills at the JMG Leadership Day at Camp Hiawatha in Torch Lake. Ten students more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Rickey Heavner
Rickey H. wanted to build his future. He wanted to go to college and become a police officer, but he was facing some significant financial challenges. He lacked parental support and more...
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Lexia
When Lexia joined the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program she was a 16 year old high school dropout. She had never worked and lacked the discipline to be successful in more...
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
CSI Emergency Apparatus Talent Tour
Four youth participants and two staff from Showano Center, and two staff from Disability Network visited CSI Emergency Apparatus in Grayling on June 14, 2019. The company is located in the more...
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
JMG Students Will Coggins and Trentin Montgomery attend Legislative Day in Lansing
JMG Students Will Coggins and Trentin Montgomery attend Legislative Day in Lansing
Two students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium attended the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Legislative Day on February 28 in Lansing. Over 125 more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 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
 
Makinzie
Three years ago, Makinzie M. started in the Jobs for Michigan Graduates (JMG) program. During her time with the program, she was the president of ACES’s Career Association, she attended the more...
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 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
 
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While Manufacturing Day was October 5th, student events continued throughout October and into November. Manufacturing Day allows manufacturers to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Throughout October, hundreds of local high school students are expected to take part in Manufacturing Day events across northeast Michigan. This national program is geared towards showcasing careers in advanced manufacturing. Manufacturing more...
Posted on Monday, October 22, 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
 
Anthony Lowe Graduates
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When WIOA Youth Case Manager AJ Stibitz met Anthony Lowe, Lowe was not attending school. He was eighteen, was behind in credits, and didn’t have transportation. His family was having trouble more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Justin Tough Graduate
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Justin Tough was behind in credits when WIOA Youth Case Manager AJ Stibitz met him at Presque Isle Academy. He didn’t have transportation to school and work, he faced turmoil in more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Kalitta Air Talent Tour
May 31, 2018 - 14 students from Alcona High School, ranging from sophomores to seniors, toured Kalitta Air in Oscoda, MI. In addition to touring the facility, the students learned about more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
CSI Apparatus
On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Grayling Michigan Works! coordinated three area Talent Tours for Mio Schools students, at Munson Hospital, CSI Emergency Apparatus, and Air Way Automotive. After the tours, the more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 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