SUCCESS STORIES

Fred Ray

Traverse City

Fred Ray quit school in the 9th grade, so when he lost the manufacturing job he had for 26 years he didn't have any education to fall back on. He went to the Traverse City Adult Education Learning Lab to work on his GED. "This class has really done wonders for me, I really learned a lot," said Ray. He's looking at different education options including a certificate program in landscaping.

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