SUCCESS STORIES

James Wilson, II

Kalkaska

James Wilson, II dropped out of school in the 10th grade but says he'd never really needed a diploma to find work. That changed when the manufacturing plant where he worked closed. Wilson went to the Kalkaska Adult Education Learning Lab where he spent over 30 hours a week working toward his high school diploma. "This is an excellent opportunity, you get lots of help when you need it," said Wilson. Wilson is considering different options for his future, including possibly going on to college.

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