SUCCESS STORIES

Ed Walter

Traverse City

When Ed Walter lost his tool & die job he decided to go to college to get training for a new career. But before he could do that he knew he needed to improve his academic skills. Walter did that at the Traverse City Adult Education Learning Lab. "I've learned how to learn and work hard at it," said Walter. He plans to pursue the training he needs to move in to an HVAC career.

The Northwest Michigan Adult Learning Partnership was formed to assist adult learners with the often difficult task of transitioning from Adult Education to post-secondary education.

Adults in Northwest Michigan can participate in several initiatives that introduce them to programs and resources at local colleges. Those initiatives include Campus Visits, Financial Aid Workshops, Study Skills Classes, Mentoring relationships, and Career Education and Training Fairs.

 

The Partnership consists of the following partners:

  • TBA ISD Adult Education/Northwest Michigan Works!
  • Northwest Michigan Works!
  • Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
  • North Central Michigan College
  • Northwestern Michigan College
  • Baker College of Cadillac
  • Kirtland Community College - M-TEC at Gaylord
  • West Shore Community College
  • Grand Traverse Literacy Council
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services-Northern Division