On-the-Job Training Helps Cadillac Man Move into New Career
Michael Springer is a dental technician at Dental Health Professionals in Cadillac. Previously, he worked for a local manufacturer, but during six years at that job he was laid off and called back several different times.
“I wanted to find something where I had some security,” said Springer.
When he was laid off in 2012, Springer decided it was time to look for a new career. He was eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance and found help exploring career and training options at Northwest Michigan Works! in Cadillac.
“We had school options or on-the-job training options and I felt on-the-job training really fit me,” said Springer.
With assistance through a Northwest Michigan Works!, Trade Act-funded On-the-Job Training Program, Springer started working at Dental Health Professionals in January of 2013. Springer says he enjoys his new career and the long-term security it will provide for him and his family. He says he is thankful for all the help he got from Michigan Works.
“When you go into Michigan Works you can meet people that know people in different industries and they can help you get connected with people,” said Springer. “Not only did I get the people aspect, I also got funding and help financially, which was just such a great benefit.”
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