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Jobs for Michigan's Graduates

Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is the leading program of Youth Solutions, Inc., a premiere youth opportunity organization on a mission to equip young people with the skills to overcome barriers and win in education, employment, and as citizens. Youth Solutions is the state-based affiliate of the national Jobs for America's Graduates organization (, one of the largest and most successful school-to-work systems in the United States. The JMG model consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to help young people achieve education and career goals. Northwest Michigan Works! coordinates JMG programs at the Casman Academy in Manistee, the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, the Traverse Bay Area ISD Career-Tech Center, the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center, and Out of School programs in Kalkaska and Manistee.


"JMG connected me with industries involving my future career, which served as a huge stepping stone for bigger and better opportunities. Thanks again for all your help and support!" Ryan LaVanway, JMG Student, Char-Em ISD 



"I am very happy I was able to work and get paid at my high school cafeteria because of JMG. I love my job!" Shelby Wilson, JMG Student, Wexford-Missaukee CTC



"Without the help of the JMG program, I would have never had the chance to get the welding experience so early on in my life. Getting a job doing what I like so much would never have happened without the help of JMG." Jared Piechan, JMG Student, Char-Em ISD




“JMG helped me get paid to learn while in school, in a real shop. This gave me an edge, and helped expand my knowledge to give me a better jumpstart into my career.”  Dalton Bouschor, JMG Student, TBA Career Tech Center.



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Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Contact Information in Northwest Michigan 

Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Manager
Susan Ward
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Cadillac Public and Cadillac Innovation High Schools
Miranda Grunow
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Char-Em ISD
Mike Vandermus
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Lisa Baldyga
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Cheryl Miller
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Traverse Bay Area ISD
Lisa Baldyga
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Wexford-Missaukee ISD
LeAnne Bush
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Jobs for Michigan's Graduates State Website


Northwest Michigan Works! is Supported by the State of Michigan and is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network.



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