Jeremy Ray

Traverse City

Jeremy lost his job in a local manufacturing company in 2009. He wanted to go to Northwestern Michigan College, but didn't have the academic skills to get started. His math skills were at the 4th grade level, but the Adult Education Learning Labs at Northwest Michigan Works! helped him increase those skills so he was able to move on to college. He is now attending NMC in the Computer Information Technology program. "It's your future, and you should grab ahold of it and go forward and not fear. You should be helping yourself and people are here to help you."

Career Planning


Career Planning Workshops are available in all Northwest Michigan Works! Service Centers. Click here for a list of service centers

Career Planning Workshops guide you through the process of determining the best career fit for you. You will use web-based tools to gauge your interests and work values, and create a list of possible career choices. You will be provided with tools to research those career choices, learn which are 'in demand' in our region and decide which options are best.  There are several on-line resources that can help you develop and research a career plan:


Make a Career Choice:

Research Your Career Choice:

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