MICHIGAN WORKS! At Work – November 2019 Stats
- 2,692 total visitors to NEMC offices
- 55 new employers worked with
- 217 total job postings NEMC has placed on PMTC for employers
- 129 job postings employers have placed on PMTC themselves
95% of surveys in November rated Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium as EXCELLENT!
- Rebbeca has been the best HELPER she has taken care of me and helped even goes out of her way to help me find a job. She is the BEST! – not just today, for the last 2 months once a week or twice she is great. – Jeffrey T., Alpena
- Rebecca always has a smile for everyone that walks in the door. She has a very positive and upbeat attitude and is a pleasure to be around. I have watched her in action with everyone around me and she handles everyone’s issues quickly and efficiently. I have been in here quite a few times in the last few weeks and I always enjoy when Rebecca is around; her personality brightens the room. – anonymous, Alpena
- Sara was extremely helpful and assisted me in meeting my goal of setting up my registration. She took extra time to insure that I understood the next steps in the unemployment process. Sara is a true asset in my eyes. – Sarah, Gaylord
- This one woman gave me incorrect information on where to go to add my job contacts. Stephanie came over to help. She was extremely pleasant and helpful!! – anonymous, Cheboygan
- Rachel was very helpful and guided me through the register to work process and made it so much easier than awhile back! Very appreciative of her help today! – Deborah, Cheboygan
November Recap: NEMC Office Events & More
- Businesses utilizing Michigan Works! offices for interviews/job fairs in November included: US Census, Flexible Staffing, Disability Network, GRBS, Service Master, NAI, and Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health.
- US Census has been recruiting at multiple offices throughout Nov. and will continue into the new year.
- Upcoming youth workshops planned with Grayling’s Shawono Center in December.
- Employer Customer Service Workshop planned in December at Grayling office.
- Mock Interviews scheduled for Hillman Schools – December 17.
Mock Interviews for Mio AuSable Senior Class
November 12 – With assistance from Michigan Works!, Mio AuSable Schools held Mock Interviews with 35 senior students. The students prepared for the interviews by completing their resumes, reference lists and reference letters. Their teacher, Mrs. Thiel gave them pointers on proper dress, the importance of a firm handshake and how to present themselves confidently prior to meeting with the employers.
After each interview, employers completed an evaluation form on each student as to how they did. Several of the students scored near perfect results! Overall, the feedback from participating employers was very positive and all of them are in support of future mock interviews to help students prepare for their futures. Many employers commented on how prepared the students were. And they thought these types of exercises were necessary to help get students comfortable speaking with professionals about employment and skills needed in a variety of industries. They also felt mock interviews help build self-confidence.
Representative Allor Visits JMG Class
November 19 – Representative Sue Allor stopped by the Presque Isle Academy and helped the JMG (Jobs for Michigan Graduates) students with their podcasts. Topics covered were suicide prevention, deer baiting, probation and recent vetoes.
Vanderbilt Seniors Tour Northwestern Michigan College and Grand Traverse Resort
November 21 – Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium Youth Career Advisor, Beth Michaels, and Business Services Professional, Jennifer Coughlin, took five Vanderbilt senior students on a college tour of Northwestern Michigan College, followed by a talent tour at Grand Traverse Resort. At NMC, students listened to a presentation on the programs NMC offers and the benefits of going to a community college, followed by a walking tour of the campus. The students loved seeing the dorms and the college life.
After the college tour, students went on to the Grand Traverse Resort for a Talent Tour, which showed them a variety of career opportunities at the resort. They had a behind the scenes tour and were able to see a variety of kitchens, the Aerie Restaurant at the top of the resort, and the spa’s pool and tennis courts. Tour guides discussed the education requirements for various positions, ranging from high school diploma to college degree. Also covered was internship opportunities for high school and college students during the summer.
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