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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
 
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
 
Justin Tough Graduate
Justin Tough shown on left
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
 
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
 
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When Selena Lopo entered the JMG program, she had no work experience, no driver’s license, and lived over 45 miles away from the Early College Program. In addition, no one in more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 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 6, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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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 6, 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 6, 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 8, 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
 
Vanessa in Washington DC
Vanessa in Washington DC
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
 
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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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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
 
Grayling Munson Talent Tour
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