SUCCESS STORIES

Craig Buechel

East Jordan

Health problems kept Craig Buechel from completing high school. He ended up with a low paying job and finally decided he wanted more than that. He attended the East Jordan Adult Education Learning Lab where he earned his GED. "During the ceremony I was crying because I was so happy I was able to do it," said Buechel.  He hopes to become a counselor or a psychiatrist.

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