24-year-old Mariah Irion came to GST Michigan Works! after the business she was employed at for 8 years was a complete loss due to a fire. As a dislocated worker drawing unemployment, Mariah qualified for a training scholarship and completed CNA class at Delta College, obtaining a CNA license. With a long-term goal of being an RN, Mariah continued her education with Delta College RN program. In addition to funding support from GST, Mariah’s learned about the Huron Center Volunteers Nursing Education Scholarship and was awarded an additional $500! and obtained an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in December of 2018. Mariah is now successfully employed at McLaren Thumb Region in Bad Axe, working 36 hours per week, with benefits at an excellent wage. Once she takes and passes the NCLEX exam, she will be earning even more!
“Without the help of GST Michigan Works, I don’t know if I would have been able to start the Nursing program when I did.”