Job-Seeker Success Stories

Rapheal White and Michael Cain Pose for Congratulatory Picture at Michigan Works! Southeast

#MiYouthWinning

Working with his Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Specialist, Rapheal became encouraged to earn his GED, obtained employment and landed a promotion! “I appreciate all of your help, man I would not have stuck with it if you had not believed in me.” – Rapheal
Seth in class at UofM working on a computer, wearing a lab coat

Support is Key!

With a goal of becoming an Orthodontist, Seth & his family knew the risk of pursuing his dream. $200k in debt, they had to find a support system. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services & Michigan Works! Southeast, Seth & his family “will never forget how much this has meant for us." Congratulations Seth for reaching your goals!
Bryan inside a Semi-Truck smiling at the camera for a picture

Vocational Village Success!

While incarcerated, Bryan chose to become a Truck Driver through the Michigan Department of Corrections Vocational Village Program. With help from us, he was able to obtain his CDL, without the financial burden of paying for training. Bryan truly enjoys working for his employer.
Steven (L) and Michael (R) posing for a picture at Michigan Works! with his GED!

High scores to high voltage!

“Steven surprised me by how swiftly and how high he scored on his test. He has a very bright future in the electrical industry! Very proud of this young man!” ~ Michael, Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Specialist.
Andrae posing for a selfie in front of his white semi-truck

Never Giving Up!

With a serious accident causing physical and cognitive complications, Andre still demonstrated a desire of obtaining his CDL to work as a Truck Driver. Through his determination and our support, he is now working 50+ hours/week, he has increased his income by 50% in one year!
Stephanie posing for a picture wearing her blue scrubs

We Helped her Help Others

Knowing she would be able to reach her goals, we were able to connect Stephanie to a better future in partnership with the Salvation Army. Helping her with transportation, work skills & a training, Stephanie is now happily employed at Hillsdale County Senior Center!
Cierra

Training to Help Others

Looking to upgrade her skills, Cirera committed to partnering with us during her training program. We helped her through training, shared best practices for study habits and job leads. Ciera has been working since last fall as a CNA.