The BRN Success Coach worked with an employee over several months.  When this employee began working with the Success Coach, she was homeless and driving a car that could break down on her at any moment.  The repairs on the car cost more than the car was worth.  This was a hard-working employee.  She was […]

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Alla Blessing is an Adult participant from the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program, a GST Michigan Works! Service Provider. A friend of Alla’s who had previously been a Program participant had recommended the opportunity to her. Alla was looking to change her career from retail and further develop her professional […]

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Diamond Fordham is a Youth participant from the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program, a GST Michigan Works! Service Provider. Diamond was working as a Direct Care Worker when she learned about the FHEO Program from a co-worker. She knew that she wanted to become a Certified Nurse Assistant, as she […]

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Tyler Kwapis is a Registered Nurse employed at Hurley Medical Center in their Emergency Department. Tyler helps care for people of all ages and illnesses. He was hired in January 2020.  Here is his story, in his words: “I always believed in the power of working hard. Since I was a young man, my firefighter […]

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Owosso – Erika Madigan met with her Career Coach, Liz Fischer on 1/4/2019 to register with the Out of School Youth program. It was determined that Erika’s main focus would be to get her High School Diploma or Equivalency. Erika had previously worked through workforce programs to obtain her HS Diploma or Equivalent from 2009-2014 […]

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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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Sandusky – After graduating from Brown City High School in 2014, Aerianne tested a few positions working as a cashier, waitress, press operator, and caregiver.  In August of 2019, she decided that she wanted to become a Certified Nurse Aide. Working with Career Coach Cindy Zambron in the Sandusky Service Center, Aerianne, a single parent […]

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Bad Axe – Cassandra St. Andrew came to GSTMW! Bad Axe Service Center in July of 2019 excited for a new career.  She recently found herself in between jobs and was looking for funding to get back into the workforce. Cassie had previously been a stay-at-home mom to a military husband who was called away […]

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