Nichole stands in front of a blank wall wearing gray scrubs, a stethoscope, and a badge.

A Nurse and A Mother – A Success Story

Nichole came to a Michigan Works! American Job Center after being referred by the State of Michigan through one of their programs. She was going through hard times, as she had just lost her job and recently became a single mother of two. Nichole had additional, significant barriers when she first came to us, as she didn’t have car insurance, her car needed repairs, she needed work clothes, and she lacked transportation funds. Without being able to use her car, she could not travel to work or school.

After learning about Nichole’s barriers, Michigan Works! helped pay for Nichole’s car insurance, a new windshield for her car, three months of mileage reimbursement, and new clothes for work and training.

While working through the State of Michigan program, Nichole obtained a part-time job as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at a local hospital, and also enrolled as a full-time student at Bay College to work towards her Registered Nurse (RN) license.

She is doing well in the RN program and will graduate in May of 2020 with the prospect of becoming a full-time RN for a local hospital.