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Meet Jordyn

Workforce Challenge

Jordyn relocated from Ohio to northern Michigan to live with friends as a senior in high school, and she faced many challenges. She was so nervous about enrolling in a new school in a small town that she didn't start classes right away. Jordan even considered taking classes online. Regardless, it was important to her to graduate on time. Jordyn dreamed of attending college and then, pursuing a career in the medical field.

Workforce Solution

Even though she was behind in school credits, Jordyn knew that her best option to graduate on time was to return to school on a full-time basis. She enrolled in the WIA Youth program, Project Explore and Succeed. The program offered her counseling, leadership development and support. The program also helped her to adjust to the new area and school. In addition, stipends helped her pay for basic needs. Jordan met regularly with her case manager who helped her feel more comfortable and confident.

Outcomes & Benefits

Thankfully, through the WIA program, Jordyn was able to catch up on credits, and she is now on track to graduate on time. She plans to apply for the Summer of Service program through McLaren Hospital. Through this program, she hopes to gain valuable experience and knowledge of careers in the medical field. Additionally, she is enrolling in the nursing program through North Central Michigan College.


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