Genesee County – August of 2019, Jeree Brown entered GST Michigan Works! looking for assistance with training funds, and she was ultimately referred to the PATH program. Already aware of her desired career pathway, Jeree met with her Career Coach. In the initial sessions, Jeree worked with her Coach to identify specific barriers holding her […]

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Lapeer County – Koyona Poplar started working as a caregiver and later as a Nurse Assistant as one of her first jobs. After seeing the opportunities in healthcare and enjoying helping others in need, she decided to go back to school. It was not easy as she could not afford to not work, and the […]

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After 8 years working for a Union assembly position, Christopher was laid off. Due to losing his job he became eligible for UIA benefits. Shortly after his lay off he received a letter from the UIA asking him to schedule a Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) by a given date. If he did not […]

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Flint – Shannan Thomas came to GSTMW! yearning for a career. Shannan met with her Career Coach and discussed how she had researched the trucking industry for months by looking at training facilities, wages and networking with Employers. Together they wrote out her goal plan and decided CDL-A training at 160 Driving Academy in Flint […]

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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 […]

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Lapeer County – Maria came to this country when she was 25 years old dreaming of a better life and hoping for more opportunities than what was available to her in Mexico. She had recently finished a 4-year degree in International Business and was working as a teacher, but her family’s needs exceeded her earning […]

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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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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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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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