Goal Getter – A Success Story

A woman in green scrubs stands in front of a brick wall.

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.

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.

Life Changer – A Success Story

David stands in front of a Midwest Truck Driving School sign with a certificate in his hand, standing between two other men.

He said he never would have been able to obtain his CDL A and a full-time job if it had not been for the help of Michigan Works! David is a grateful participant, happy that he can now help support his family.

Career Change – A Success Story

Katie stands to the side of a customer's computer as she helps the customer navigate the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website.

With the endorsement from her case manager, Katie applied, interviewed, and was hired to join the Delta County office of Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!

It Pays to Get Your Diploma – A Success Story

Briana stands with her instructor in front of a sign while holding her certificate.

Briana was a former high school dropout and parenting youth who decided she needed to make a good life for her son. After hearing about programs and services she could receive through U.P. Michigan Works! and the Job for Michigan’s Graduates program, Briana set up an appointment to work one-on-one with a Talent Specialist.

A Nurse and A Mother – A Success Story

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

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.

Working and Thriving from Home – A Success Story

A woman sits at a desk with a laptop and poses for a picture.

Teresa, a single mother of 3, was unemployed and had barriers to getting back to work, including a lack of childcare for her child, the loss of financial assistance, and health problems, all of which blocked her from returning to her job as a bartender.