“Michael is a wonderful example of how Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates can steer students on a positive and beneficial path with career preparation, academics, and attitude”.
When Michael Bond came to the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program he exhibited a passion to get better and be successful. Michael’s enthusiasm to make it to graduation and pursue a Robotics career is what kept him focused. Michael’s love for Robotics and the industry will make him a certified Robotic Tech before graduation in June. Michael’s JMG specialist also helped keep Michael focused on his goals.
Upon entering JMG, Michael had several barriers. Some of those barriers included having little or no work experience, and low self-esteem. He was also getting into trouble at his previous schools. He had problems with attendance according to previous school officials.
Michael not only obtained a job, but he also gained major improvement on his self-esteem, learned how to present himself professionally, and greatly improved his GPA.
Michael’s favorite quote is, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort & convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”