SUCCESS STORIES

Jeremy Ray

Traverse City

Jeremy lost his job in a local manufacturing company in 2009. He wanted to go to Northwestern Michigan College, but didn't have the academic skills to get started. His math skills were at the 4th grade level, but the Adult Education Learning Labs at Northwest Michigan Works! helped him increase those skills so he was able to move on to college. He is now attending NMC in the Computer Information Technology program. "It's your future, and you should grab ahold of it and go forward and not fear. You should be helping yourself and people are here to help you."

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