Amy Lamere poses for a photo wearing her work clothes.

Amy’s Path to a New Career – A Success Story

Amy Lamere was laid off from her employer in August 2016 as a result of foreign trade, which made her eligible for enhanced assistance. Amy, with insight from Michigan Works, quickly learned about her eligibility for the TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance) program and decided to take advantage of the benefits that were available to her. Amy had a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering but wanted to further her education in a different field. She decided to pursue Nursing. Amy began her schooling in the Winter of 2017 and graduated in the Spring of 2020 with her BSN in Nursing. During her time at NMU, Michigan Works assisted her with tuition, mileage reimbursement, and other support services to ensure she had everything she needed to be successful. Amy is now working as a Registered Nurse at UP Health System – Marquette.

Amy had this to say about her experience: “If I didn’t have the resources the TAA program provided, I may never have started nursing school. I’m so thankful for this amazing career and to be able to do my part, especially during the pandemic.”

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