SUCCESS STORIES

Bill Becker

Traverse City

When Bill Becker lost the job he'd had with an electrical wholesale company for 25 years he realized if he wanted to find a new job he would have to improve his math and reading skills. He did that at the Traverse City Adult Education Learning Lab. "It helped me a lot because now I can try to keep going with my education and improve more," said Becker. He's exploring different career options including welding and baking.

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