H&H Tools Benefits From Skilled Trades Training Fund Grant

H&H Tool is a Tier II Automotive Supplier of precision machined fluid connector parts and supplies a majority of vehicles in North America. They were experiencing a skill shortage and had to reduce the requirements of machine operators which lead to a decrease in the quality of parts being produced. They were concerned about staying […]

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GST Michigan Works! Helps Mother Land Her Dream Career

Jennifer Sroka is a mother who was working part-time at Thumb Area Correctional Food Services making $10/hr. She had worked as a CNA in the past as well as running a daycare while her child was younger because her husband works full-time. She decided a career change was in order and wanted to go back […]

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GST Michigan Works! Helps Nursing Student With Training Grant

Cassie Miller contacted GST Michigan Works! for a training grant that would assist her with completing her BSN at SVSU. She was under employed and receiving state/federal aid (Pell Grant) which was about to expire.  GST Michigan Works! was able to provide Cassie with a grant to continue her education.  Cassie was working part-time as […]

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d/s Services Uses STTF Grant To Improve Employee Skill Sets

d/s Services Inc. is a manufacturer, distributor, installer, and retailer of high quality, innovative agricultural equipment. They specialize in grain storage, grain drying, and grain handling. d/s Services Inc. received an STTF Grant through the State of Michigan in 2018. They utilized this training grant to build, expand, refresh, and renew the skill sets of their current […]

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Gemini Group Trains 9 HR Staff Through Grant

The Gemini Group trained nine HR staff members in a Payroll Law class through the 2018 The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) Grant. The STTF awards grants to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current employees and individuals to be hired. Training is customized to meet employee skill requirements and is short-term in […]

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Evaluating Your Cover Letter

Let’s talk about what you should do before sending your cover letter to a prospective employer.  Remember a cover letter indicates your interest in a job to an employer. It introduces your resume, and it allows you the opportunity to ask for an interview. Even though you have completed writing the cover letter, you are […]

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Ending the Interview

At the end of the interview, you’ll want to make certain that you will be remembered. State your interest in the position, and summarize how you would be a “good match” for this position.  Do this by summarizing your top three skills, based on the skills the interviewer seems to place in high value. Be […]

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Job Application Follow-Up

If you are looking for a job and you have forwarded your resume and cover letter to a prospective employer, or have filled out a paper or online application, don’t stop there and wait to hear from the employer. Employers receive lots of resumes and applications.  They need to know if you really want to […]

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Email Job Search Etiquette

Many pre-interview job search activities are done via email or cell phone, and proper etiquette can mean the difference between getting hired and never being invited for an interview. If you don’t have a professional email address, get one before you begin your job search.  Use your name, and an email service provider that is […]

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How To Present Yourself During An Interview

Don’t forget that you’re creating an impression from the very first smile to the final handshake.  Follow these guidelines: Be 15 minutes early for the interview. Silence your cell phone and keep it out of sight. Treat each person you meet in a friendly, respectful manner (i.e. if you’re rude to the receptionist, you can […]

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