U-M program opens doors for young job-seekers in Southeast Michigan

Twenty-two-year-old Tiaja Wynn felt helpless believing that she lacked the confidence, connections and skills to one day become a teacher.

She was working as a money center cashier at a store when she learned about a 10-week employment program that provided the training and resources for her career path. And it worked: she received a full-time job offer as a substitute teacher at an Ann Arbor children’s center.

The program, Summer18, is a partnership between the University of Michigan, Michigan Works! Southeast and Washtenaw County.

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