The Road to Self-Sustainability Results in Success

Makaelynn Marken was referred to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! (UPMW) through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH) program in February of 2024. Makaelynn is a single mother with one 6-year-old daughter, she was looking for ways to support her daughter and move forward in her career. She met […]

Support Through Trials and Tribulations 

Support through Trials and Tribulations Reina graduated from Northern Michigan University in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. In July, she accepted her first teaching position at North Star Montessori Academy in Marquette, but she wasn’t living in the area, so she needed to move to start her new career. […]

Making Moves Towards a Future Career – A Success Story

Making moves to a future career

Making Moves Towards a Future Career  Making Moves Toward a Future Career Annika, a student at Marquette Alternative high school, was planning to attend Northern Michigan University’s Cosmetology program with the goal of one day owning her own salon. UP Michigan Works! met Annika while visiting students for the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program.   Annika […]

Goal Getter – A Success Story

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Courtney reached out to the Marquette Michigan Works! Office after learning of the programs and services offered through a presentation in one of her nursing classes led by a Michigan Works! employee.

State Apprenticeship Expansion Success

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Jacob is a young adult from the central Upper Peninsula who sought to explore a career in manufacturing and needed assistance finding a work experience to increase his skills and marketability.

Great Lakes Boat Builder School Success – A Success Story

Alexander works on an engine.

Alexander Hofius wanted to have a career on the water. He had options, but he decided to continue his education in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. He attended the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville to become a Marine Service Technician.