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Michigan Works! Helps Get You Truckin’!


Michael was working as a chauffeur driver for $18 per hour, but was struggling to make ends meet. He wanted to learn new skills and explore other options. He heard about the Road Warrior Truck Driving School through a friend and thought that would be a good fit for him. But now came the challenge of how he would be able to afford to pay for the CDL-A training, so he came to Michigan Works! seeking assistance.


Working with Michigan Works! Career Advisor, Niki Chamberlain, Michael was able to secure tuition assistance to pay for his costs of attending Road Warriors. After his 3-week training course, Michael passed his road test and received his CDL-A.


Michael’s excited to be able to use all the new skills he’s learned, and states, "Because of the assistance from the Michigan Works! staff, I was able to successfully complete the training and obtain my CDL-A license. The Road Warrior staff were really good with helping me learn the new skills I needed to have in order to pass the road test. I am very thankful for all the help with MW! and Road Warriors and I’m now working full time at Home City Ice as a truck driver and earning $21 per hour."


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