Find Workforce Success Stories

by State:

by Customer Type:


Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Northeast Michigan Consortium Michigan Works!

Meet Lucille

Customer Photo

Workforce Challenge

Lucille had a lifelong dream to be a nurse. In fact, she achieved her CNA before she was 18. But when Lucille had kids, she decided to put her career on hold while raising her children. At 43, she was finally ready to get back to pursuing her nursing degree, but she was met with a few challenges. She needed help with the transportation expenses to and from school, as well as proper attire for her clinicals.

Workforce Solution

Lucille began working with Michigan Works! and Case Manager Trainer Linda. Linda was able to secure Lucille with mileage reimbursement to and from training at Kirtland Community College, as well as mileage and overnight hotel stay for her clinicals in Saginaw. Michigan Works! was also able to pay for some work clothing and nursing shoes for Lucille. In addition, Michigan Works! was able to provide Lucille with a free laptop computer.

Outcomes & Benefits

Lucille has been a Certified Nurse Assistant for Munson Hospital in Grayling for some time now, and she was recently awarded a $1 an hour raise. Lucille reports she’s extremely happy to be promoted to a nurse tech position after Winter Semester, where she’ll be making a higher wage. Munson has been very happy with Lucille’s work, and they plan to hire her as an RN once she completes her training. Lucille is very excited to move toward her goal.

Want to share this story in another publication? View our Content Usage Policy.

« back

Designed by Full Capacity Marketing