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Wexford County Worker Receives Michigan Works! Award

A Manton man who changed careers after being laid off has received special recognition from Northwest Michigan Works!. Michael Springer is the Excellence in Career Transition Award winner.

Springer was laid off three times from AAR Mobility Systems in Cadillac, the final time in 2012. He decided to switch careers and found a training opportunity to become a Dental Lab Technician. Through the Michigan Works! on-the-job training program Springer went to work for Dr. Lueder at Professional Dental Lab in Cadillac.

“Michael took responsibility for finding an opportunity and used Michigan Works! for all the help we could provide,” said Elaine Wood, CEO at the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.

Springer received his award at the June 10 meeting of the Northwest Michigan Workforce Development Board in Traverse City. The Board also presented other awards to several northwest Michigan workers and businesses who have participated in Michigan Works! programs.

In the photo (above): Dave Adams, Chairman, Northwest Michigan Workforce Development Board; Michael Springer with his daughters Sidnee and Rowan; Kristen Brandt, Career Advisor, Northwest Michigan Works!



Related Info:  Northwest Michigan Works! Job Seeker Services



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