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Northeast Michigan Consortium Michigan Works!

Meet Erica

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Workforce Challenge

Erica had been employed as a counselor, but when a personal crisis caused her to miss work, she ended up losing her job. She considered relocating north to rely on support from family, but instead utilized Michigan Works! resources and the PATH program to become more self-sufficient and find a new job.

Workforce Solution

Erica worked with Michigan Works Career Advisor, Lauren, on job search and job readiness skills. She also received assistance from Michigan Works for vehicle repairs, car insurance, license, registration, as well as mileage reimbursement. Erica said the program helped her remember what her skills were, what her qualifications were, and helped her be more confident in her abilities.

Outcomes & Benefits

Thanks to the assistance Michigan Works was able to provide, Erica was hired at a new agency as the Lead Family Support Counselor. She earns even better pay than she had previously, plus she has benefits that her last job did not offer.

“The Program helped me remember what my skills are, what my qualifications are, and helped me know myself better, to be more confident in who I am and in my abilities,” says Erica. ”It's a great Program and I am grateful to have participated in it.“

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