Northwest Michigan Works Helps Job Seeker Find the "Perfect Job"
Kayla Francis was a 19-year old single mother and college student when she enrolled in the PATH program at Northwest Michigan Works! in August of 2016. Kayla’s ultimate employment goal is to own a car dealership, so a job posting for a Caller/Greeter at Northpointe Motors appeared to be a great fit for her. The staff at Michigan Works! helped Kayla create a targeted resume and cover letter and apply for the job, and after an interview she was hired. The On-the-Job training program offered through Michigan Works! covered Kayla’s wages for four weeks while she was being trained for the new job. Michigan Works! also provided Kayla with gas cards to defray her transportation costs and helped her purchase some professional clothing to expand her wardrobe for work.
“I had never filled out a resume before or looked for a job other than in the serving business,” said Francis. “When I went to Michigan Works! they helped me not only fill out the application and make my resume, but they helped me find the perfect job at Northpointe Motors. This is not just a job. This is building my future for the career I want to begin.”
Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks NorthwestTy Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner