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On May 10, 2017, 16 Grayling High students experience a day's work at IMM, Inc., a manufacturing company which utilizes high tech machines and automation. The students toured the entire manufacturing plant more...
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Thanks to the JMG Program and the guidance he received from his WIOA Case Manager AJ Stibitz, Hunter Miller transformed from a struggling student into a leader. Since entering the program, more...
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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On May 10, 2017, the owner of Millikin Excavating took 16 Grayling High School students on a tour of his facility and showed them the many different types of stones, mulch more...
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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STUDENTS: Don't miss out on Kirtland University Center Gaylord's Summer Exploration Camps. Camps available for 3rd - high school ages!  June 27-29. Space is limited! Sign up today!
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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After a long time being out of school, Avery moved to Michigan and had a lot of catching up to do to graduate on time. WIA Case Manager Bryan registered Avery more...
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Kelsi Benson began with the WIA Grant in 2011 as a junior in high school. Daughter of a single mother, Kelsi spent most of her time with her grandmother. Throughout her more...
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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On April 20, 2017, all 43 upcoming Onaway High School graduating students took part in a mock interview session in the high school gym. From 12:30-3:30pm, 23 local business representatives conducting the more...
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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March 23, 2017 – Ten Atlanta students participated in a Talent Tour at the Industrial Arts Institute and Moran Iron Works in Onaway to learn more about careers in manufacturing and more...
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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When Vanessa Godin came to ACES Academy she had never been successful in school. She didn’t do well in junior high and from there, she transitioned to an alternative education high more...
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 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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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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On November 4th, over 325 high school students from Rogers City, Onaway, and Posen attended a Career Expo in the Rogers City High School gymnasium. The event was coordinated by Michigan more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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On October 20, 2016, twenty students from Grayling High participated in a Talent Tour at Air Way Automation, followed by a Talent Tour at Monarch Millwork. At Air Way Automation, students were more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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On May 19, 2016, 17 Grayling high students attended a Michigan Works! Talent Tour hosted at Munson Hospital. Munson staff showcased different areas of the hospital as careers. Each department represented more...
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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October 12, 2016 - Sixty students, grades 9-12, from Posen, Onaway, and Rogers City Area Schools participated in a Talent Tour at Carmeuse Lime and Stone. The tour began with safety more...
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 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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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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Chelsea Sikora first became involved with the WIA Youth Program back in 2012. A bright, successful student, Chelsea had the goal of a career in the medical field. Barb Retherford, WIA more...
Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Throughout April, Talent Tours took place throughout Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties to introduce area students to local businesses and careers. Talent tours are given by an employer in coordination with more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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As perfect pre-graduation preparation, 40 Onaway high school seniors recently practiced job interviews and had their resumes critiqued during this year’s Mock Interview Day at Onaway High School. Twenty area professionals more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Teachers at ACES Academy described Makayla Barres as rude and disruptive. Her attendance was poor and her actions were leading her down the path to being kicked out of school. In more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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In the fall of 2013, Avery Perez moved to Michigan to live with his aunt and uncle in Alcona County. He had been out of school in Florida for some time more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Alexis Blanchard was referred to Project Explore and Succeed by staff when she was in the 10th grade. She was a bright, high-energy student, but faced many challenges personally and in more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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In September 2014, Jordyn Bowling relocated from Ohio to northern Michigan facing many new challenges. Moving to the new area to live with friends as a senior, Jordyn was feeling very more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Shanna Summers has faced many struggles in her life, but instead of seeing them as barriers she has used them as motivators to reach her goals. Shanna grew up in a single more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Truancy and run-ins with the law had caught up with Makinzie Makowski. Behind in credits, her academic career was suffering, but she was ready to make a change. To get her more...
Posted on Monday, December 28, 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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