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 […]

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Zolene Anter, age 17 and a recent homeschooled high school graduate, had just started her first job doing seasonal general labor on a local farm when she came to GST Michigan Works! in August of 2017. She wanted to further her education in a field that would offer the opportunity to help others while providing […]

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  Shiawassee County – Paul Gilbert attended a WIOA Career Services orientation at the Owosso Service Center in March of 2018. He was referred to GSTMW through the Offender Success Program and was looking for guidance to becoming career ready and self-sufficient.  He was interested in the manufacturing or food service industry.  Paul attended workshops, […]

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Flint – Brian Clark dropped out of high school in the 10th grade and desired a sense of purpose in his life. He decided to contact the Metro Flint Youth Build (MFYB) program to resume his education and receive career training through the B-CON (Building and Green Construction Program). The GST Michigan Works! Career Services […]

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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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