Livonia Tool & Laser is a veteran-owned manufacturer of high-quality products for the material handling and fabrication industries.  Facing a challenge in finding skilled welders, they worked with Michigan Works! Southeast who introduced them to a promising young graduate from the Hillsdale Area Career Center Welding Program.

The manufacturer was eager to receive the young man’s resume and gave him the opportunity to interview and perform a weld test.  Recognizing his potential, Livonia Tool & Laser offered the young man an opportunity to participate in On-the-Job Training (OJT) – an opportunity facilitated by Michigan Works! Southeast.

The results were remarkable!  Livonia Tool & Laser gained a skilled welder and invested in the growth of a talented individual, who’s skills will enable the company to expand its capabilities and better serve its customers.

“It has been such a pleasure working with [our Business Services Coordinator] at Michigan Works Southeast.  She is a true advocate in helping employers, such as ours, to be fully aware of what programs are available. It was a win-win situation.  We are extremely happy to have [this talented young man] as part of the Livonia Tool & Laser family. He is a GREAT fit to our Core Values.” – Tammy S., Livonia Tool & Laser