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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Flint – Ten Grand Blanc High School students toured the GSTMW! Flint Service Center this February to learn key information about the agency, our various technology platforms, and services. Both students and high school staff were introduced to tools to help them stay in the know about GSTMW! They visited essential, departmental programs which we […]

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Lapeer – Katti was referred to GSTMW! though DHHS on the PATH program.  A single month of 5, Katti was overwhelmed, unemployed and lacking work experience.  She immediately committed to attending all available workshops and training sessions at the Lapeer Service Center.  With each session, her confidence, skills, and abilities improved.  Taking advantage of the […]

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Genesee – Wanda Bigelow, Apprenticeship Manager at GSTMW! was recognized by the Genesee County Educational Foundation as an “Everyday Hero!”  The award was presented to Wanda by Diana Allard, Director of Career and Technical Education at Genesee Career Institute for her efforts developing and coordinating the first Skilled Trades Career Fair, and the forthcoming Health […]

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