After William (Bill) was laid off from Steel Technologies in Flint, he immediately began searching for work. After a few months of looking for employment, his wife was offered a position at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. Bill and his wife decided to move their family north to seek opportunity.
Bill visited a local Michigan Works! Service Center to seek support in upgrading his skills. He wanted a career change and knew that learning a new trade was the key to his future success.
Bill had already researched educational programs offered in the region and decided to attend Kirtland Community College’s Electrical Technology Program at the M-TEC Center in Gaylord.
Bill’s Case Manager counseled him on job search techniques and assisted him in creating a resume on the Michigan Talent Bank. Shortly thereafter, he enrolled at Kirtland Community College to begin training. He received his Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology in May 2011 with a 3.84 grade point average.
Bill dove into his studies with enthusiasm and purpose. He took pride in his work and in his own success and had a positive attitude about a career change and the future.
Moeller Aerospace Technology, a local company that manufactures Aircraft Engines and Engine Parts, was in need of an employee with the skills Bill had recently acquired. He was offered a job as Electrical Discharge Machinist, and gratefully accepted.
The support provided by Michigan Works! complimented Bill’s ambition and hard work, helping him to reach his career goal.
Bill found success through Northeast Michigan Consortium