SUCCESS STORIES

Chris and Mandy Pataky

Traverse City

Chris and Mandy Pataky dropped out of high school and started a family  when they were young. When Chris lost his manufacturing job he and Mandy decided to go to the Traverse City Adult Education Learning Lab together where they each earned their GEDs. "It was fun to do it together," said Mandy. Chris has already started taking classes at NMC.

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