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Northeast Michigan Consortium Michigan Works!

Meet Sherri

Workforce Challenge

After losing her husband and having work hours drastically cut, Sherri decided that she needed a new career direction. She had already been denied funding by one source when she sought assistance from Michigan Works!

Workforce Solution

Enrolled in the Participant Pool, Sherri received job search assistance, but she wasn’t having any luck. Talent Specialist Shelly realized that she was eligible for training assistance, and she referred Sherri to Case Manager/Trainer Jenna. Working with Jenna to determine her needs and interests, Sherri decided on the medical field. Jenna helped her enroll in nurse’s aid training and provided financial assistance with tuition, books, fees and mileage expenses.

Outcomes & Benefits

Sherri says, "I’ve received everything I hoped for in this new job. A full-time, dayshift position, with benefits and an excellent starting hourly rate. I hope to share the joy that I have been blessed with to those who may benefit from the opportunities I’ve been given through MW! Jenna and Shelly were absolutely wonderful to work with. There were a few 'hoops to jump through,' and they guided me every step of the way. Just one week after completing one class of my CNA course, I was hired at a local hospital as a Patient Care Technician."

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