Unemployed Man Achieves Welding Certificate Through GST Michigan Works!

“My Welding certificate changed my life. I never would have thought when I came to GST MI Works!
3 years ago this is where I would be.” – Raymond Miller

Flint – Raymond Miller was referred to GST Michigan Works! in April of 2016.  At the time he was unemployed and was looking for employment as a Welder. Raymond met with Career Coach, Angel Lane.  Raymond had experience as a welder, but he was not certified, so Angel immediately suggested Welding training to become certified.  While Raymond was interested, he was unable to be unemployed for the time it would take to train.

Rather than giving up, Angel created a goal plan with Raymond to help him realize becoming certified was attainable. The two stayed in contact over the next two years; Raymond attended several Workplace Excellence Workshops, Resume Workshops and Interview Workshops to prepare for his career goal.  After overcoming some unforeseen obstacles with delays for training, Raymond finally was able to enroll and complete training in April of 2019. Due to his new credential, Raymond was able to entertain several new offers of employment, settling into a new position at Highwood Die as a Welder making an excellent wage.