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.

Study Skills Classes

Study Skills are important tools for the person going on to college.  At the Northwest Michigan Works! Service Centers, Study Skills workshops are offered once a month by Adult Education Learning Lab instructors.  Workshop participants learn how to improve their reading comprehension and effectively read a textbook.  The process of taking meaningful notes and preparing for tests is also reviewed.  Time management is another important skill for a successful college experience.

After attending the workshop, the videos below may be helpful in providing a review of what was presented at the workshop.  To access the Workshop calendar at the service center nearest you, click on the following link.

Michigan Works! Workshop Calendar