We recently had a chance to sit and talk with Russel Davis, Michigan State Director for the United States Director of Labor, Director of Apprenticeships. Russel shared what makes up an actual registered apprenticeship and breaks down what the five basic components of an apprenticeship, and how they differ from any other work-based trainings.  A […]

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Bad Axe – Brenda Guardian had been working as a Personnel Coordinator and was laid off from her job.  She was employed at her previous job for 14 years and was devastated by the loss of her employment.  She came into GST Michigan Works! to sign up for UIA Benefits and was selected to attend […]

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Flint – Ten Grand Blanc High School students toured the GSTMW! Flint Service Center this February to learn key information about the agency, our various technology platforms, and services. Both students and high school staff were introduced to tools to help them stay in the know about GSTMW! They visited essential, departmental programs which we […]

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Genesee – Wanda Bigelow, Apprenticeship Manager at GSTMW! was recognized by the Genesee County Educational Foundation as an “Everyday Hero!”  The award was presented to Wanda by Diana Allard, Director of Career and Technical Education at Genesee Career Institute for her efforts developing and coordinating the first Skilled Trades Career Fair, and the forthcoming Health […]

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Tower International recently completed a couple of On the Job Trainings with Robert Carpenter and Veronique Lemanski. Robert was working part time in a retail setting, about 15 hours per week and was looking for full time employment.  He had previous manufacturing experience but not in a metal stamping plant, he felt he knew the […]

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Bob was once a struggling returning citizen who suffered from abuse and depression. When Bob came back to the Flint community after being away, he, like so many others, was not afforded the opportunities to be successful that he deserved. When Bob came to MADE, we immediately recognized his potential as he excelled in our […]

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“I definitely want GST Michigan Works! to know if it wasn’t for [their] help, I wouldn’t be able to further my career in the medical field. I can’t thank you all enough!” – Brittany Kozlowski Bad Axe – Brittany Kozlowski first came to GSTMW in June of 2018 hoping to get help obtaining her GED.  […]

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ShaWanda Washington is an Adult participant from the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program, a GST Michigan Works! Service Provider. ShaWanda was visiting the GST Michigan Works! Service Center when she learned of the FHEO Program Prior to beginning her journey with the FHEO Program, ShaWanda was employed as a school […]

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