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Gaining Control

Gaining Control

Clinton Township Career Center
Submitted by Daione Buford

Conner joined the Michigan Works! Young Professionals (YP) in March 2022. Twenty-two years old at the time, he was un-employed and very interested in robotics. He actively worked with the YP staff to complete enrollment and attended work readiness skills workshops.

Approved for training assistance, Conner began credential planning and researched several schools. After careful consideration he decided that Macomb Community College’s short-term Robot Technician certificate program would be the best fit. Combined training funds from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Industry Infinity grant fully covered the tuition cost.

Once training began, Conner started to flourish and with one month of training to go, he was hired as a controls engineer tech that would start the day after his training concluded. Conner loves what he does and has continued employment with Jr. Automations for over a year and is currently more than $22 per hour.