After being in self-contained classrooms since elementary school- and being enrolled in JAG as his first non-inclusive class, Tyce Echols was chosen to be part of a Mott Workforce Development JMG Work Experience program in collaboration with TJ Maxx, where he has been employed at since January 23, 2019.  Mr. Echols faced transportation barriers, lack […]

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Chloressa Wren was selected by the Youth Solutions Board of Directors – Advancement Committee as one of the two Alumnus of the Year!  Ms. Chloressa Wren, alumnus of Mary Ann Kost’s Northwestern High School 2017-2018 JMG Program in Flint, Michigan is well on her way to success.  However, success was not always the direction Ms. […]

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“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 […]

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Kendra is the Human Resources/Talent Acquisition for Gemini Group. Kendra has been with the Gemini Group for nearly 3 years where she started as the Human Resource Generalist at Thumb Tool & Engineering, a subsidiary of Gemini Group. In June of 2018, she transitioned into the Talent Acquisition role. She has earned her Associate of […]

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GST Michigan Works! Going Pro Talent Fund [GPTF] Recipients. $1,038,896 In Funding was Awarded to 41 Businesses! Grabill Windows and Doors, Inc, Almont – $8,450  Aristo-Cast, Inc. Almont – $1,500 Gemini Group, Inc, Bad Axe – $20,047 Thumb Tool & Engineering, Bad Axe – $14,480 Right at Home of Central Michigan, Brighton – $46,500  MI-Tech […]

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Sarah Perkins was a participant of the PATH program in Shiawassee County. Already having an Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting, Sarah came to our office seeking job search tips and reemployment assistance. Her barriers to employment included clothing and transportation funding.  Through diligently completing her job searching assignments during, Sarah obtained employment at Dr. Mark Medel’s office […]

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Magna Electronics, located in Holly, Michigan, is a supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in innovative electronic components and sensor systems to increase vehicle safety, enhance driver comfort, and support the growing trend of electrification and autonomous driving. Magna Electronics is the only rearview camera maker in the United States and North […]

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Jamie Fogle attended a WIOA Career Services orientation on April 11, 2018.  She came to the orientation seeking assistance with steps needed for her to gain full-time employment.  She had previously been employed with Taylor Life Center for over 10 years but was feeling overwhelmed with the sudden unemployment and the idea of having to […]

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ValTec is a four-member Michigan LLC located in Imlay City, MI. Their partners possess over 100 years of automotive/non-automotive plastic and business experience.  ValTec was established in January 2005 and started operations with just 12 employees. The company has grown to employ over 170 people. ValTec owns 34+ injection-molding machines ranging from 85T to 1,500T. […]

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Lilah Rourke came to GST Michigan Works in October of 2017 seeking help in becoming a Certified Nurse Aide.  Lila was a young, single mother who had discontinued college after her freshman year due to an unexpected pregnancy.  She was working a part-time cashier job at a local store to support her child.  However, 20 […]

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