SUCCESS STORIES

Craig Buechel

East Jordan

Health problems kept Craig Buechel from completing high school. He ended up with a low paying job and finally decided he wanted more than that. He attended the East Jordan Adult Education Learning Lab where he earned his GED. "During the ceremony I was crying because I was so happy I was able to do it," said Buechel.  He hopes to become a counselor or a psychiatrist.

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