Chris and Mandy Pataky

Traverse City

Chris and Mandy Pataky dropped out of high school and started a family  when they were young. When Chris lost his manufacturing job he and Mandy decided to go to the Traverse City Adult Education Learning Lab together where they each earned their GEDs. "It was fun to do it together," said Mandy. Chris has already started taking classes at NMC.

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