Genesee – Dominque Clay began her journey with GST Michigan Works! as she struggled to find sustainable employment. Dominque was referred to GSTMW and a Career Coach. They met regularly and discussed eliminating barriers to self- sufficiency, including not having her out-of- state Birth Certificate. This was preventing her from obtaining a State ID which she needed to gain employment. Dominque’s Career Coach encouraged her to participate in the OOSY “Step into Work” program.
Dominque completed the STEP into Work Orientation and Base Camp (which included attending the Workplace Excellence series) and after was offered an opportunity to participate in a paid work experience at the reception desk in Career Services at the GSTMW! Flint office. Dominque quickly excelled with her assignments and was given more responsibility. As a result of her work experience, Dominque’s career aspirations are now focused on working in the employment and training field. Dominque’s excellent work ethic and team-player attitude impressed her coworkers at GSTMW! As a result of all her hard work, she was offered a full-time position as a receptionist.