Meet Patrick

Patrick found success through

Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium

Though Patrick had experience working as a senior service technician, foreman, installer, project manager and operations manager, he lacked a professional certification.

Patrick visited a local Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center to seek support in obtaining a certification that would make him more employable in today’s job market.

Patrick wanted to find a training program that would enhance his background working with cable and satellite internet systems. With support from Michigan Works!, Patrick enrolled in the Information Technician Specialist program offered by New Horizons.

Upon successful completion of the program, Patrick earned highly-sought after Cisco certifications. He was offered a position with CSX Railroad in Atlanta. The organization was conducting a search for a qualified communications engineer, and shortly after interviewing, Patrick accepted the position.

“Thanks to Michigan Works!, I am able to provide for my family in a way that I never thought possible. Thank you Michigan Works! for showing me that an opportunity is what you make of it,” said Patrick