Job Seeker Success At The Macomb Talent Showcase

As a student at Chippewa Valley High School, David participated in the Career Technical Education program and the early college program to advance his career. David received an email about partaking in the Macomb Talent Showcase where he would attend three workshops to develop his professional presentation of himself and the chance to showcase his […]

Master of Social Work Success

Ariel’s Story: Master of Social Work Success Ariel was participating in an internship with the St. Clair County Department of Health and Human Services and was close to earning a Master of Social Work degree. Soon, Arial came to the Partnership, Accountability, Training, and Hope (PATH) program. The PATH program provides services that lead to […]

Training Leads Young Professional To Employment

In January, Logan came to Mount Clemens Michigan Works! office. He disclosed the disadvantages he went through that often correlate with negative life outcomes, but he was lucky enough to be an outlier to those statistics. However, being only 18 years old, he had very little work experience and limited skill sets. With the ambition […]

Job Seeker Turns a Setback into a Comeback

  Job seeker Josh L. came to Michigan Works! in March 2018 looking for a fresh start. He had significant barriers affecting his ability to secure and retain stable employment. At twenty-three years old, Josh knew he wanted to make a big change in his life, but realized he needed a little guidance and possibly […]

Going Pro Talent Fund Closes Skills Gap

Drake Enterprises Incorporated of Clinton Township, Michigan, manufactures driveline and transmission components. The company officially began its production with Plant 2. Plant 2 is the newly acquired 38,000 square foot building. Drake Enterprises promoted 11 employees to oversee the new processes. This was made possible because of the partnership Drake Enterprises has with Macomb/St. Clair […]

On-the-job Training Leads to Full-Time Employment

In September 2019, the Young Professionals were first introduced to Matao B. when he contacted the Michigan Works! Career Center looking for full-time employment. He was a motivated nineteen-year-old but lacked work experience. Matao was soon involved in an on-the-job training opportunity earning $12 per hour as a materials handler. He successfully completed the 480-hour […]

Career in Trades Leads to More Opportunities For Young Professional

In Spring 2019, Justin was wrapping up his senior year in high school and hadn’t decided what he would do after graduation. His dad, a welder, had encouraged him to pursue a career in the trades. Justin liked the idea but needed assistance in putting a plan together. His high school hosted a ‘College and […]

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Knowing exactly where she wanted to go with her career, Shantel came to the Warren Michigan Works! Career Center with a plan in November of 2017. All that was holding her back from starting the plan was the lack of finances to enroll in training.  Employed as a certified nurse assistant, twenty-four-year-old Shantel met with […]

Skill Improvement Leads to Employment

A participant of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), Crystal Tibble had two placements offering experiences in filling, data entry and record keeping. Crystal, however, was looking to gain more experience working directly with people in a customer service setting while improving her computer skills.  The perfect placement for her was the Employment Services […]

The Pay Off For Time Invested

Ayuba quickly moved through the eligibility and suitability phase and was registered within weeks. His first empowerment activity was mock interviewing with the Michigan Works! team. He enjoyed the interviewing activity and requested additional opportunities to increase his skills. Ayuba also gained valuable tips for a professional résumé, as well as how to complete cover […]