Decision for Training is Life Changing

Roseville Career Center

Melissa first entered the Partnership, Accountability, Training and Hope (PATH) program in October of 2014. At the start, she faced many barriers, including the lack of transportation. Melissa had a high school diploma but eventually realized that she needed the training to establish economic stability for her family.

The PATH staff helped Melissa to update her résumé and worked with her to improve her interviewing skills. Melissa also participated in community service activities as a way to increase her work skills. She was able to find seasonal part-time work but had difficulty landing permanent employment. After a series of job opportunities over a two-year period that did not work out for her, Melissa determined that she needed to pursue training. With tuition assistance available from PATH, she took steps toward training that would lead to self-sufficiency.

Melissa enrolled in the Patient Care Technician (PCT) program with Dorsey Schools. She not only obtained a diploma for the PCT training, but she also earned an additional credential by passing the National Healthcare Association Patient Care Technician/Assistant exam. Melissa achieved the credentials in September, 2017 and was immediately hired by the care facility where she completed the training externship. Melissa says, “ I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of your help at Michigan Works.” The team at Roseville PATH celebrates Melissa’s success with pride.

Submitted by Michelle Walby