About Us

    The Eastern Upper Peninsula Employment and Training Consortium is better known as Michigan Works! The three eastern counties of Michigan’s beautiful upper peninsula have a long history of working together to provide employment and training, education and community corrections programs and services to their residents. Most of the funding comes through federal or state grants administered by the Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan. The Administrative Staff are housed in the full-service center located in Sault Ste. Marie.

Contact Information:

Michigan Works!
1118 East Easterday Avenue,
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Email: miworks@eupworks.org
Phone: 906-635-1752
Fax: 906-635-0115
Toll-Free: 1-800-285-WORKS
Executive Director: Gwen Worley
Email: gwen@eupworks.org

Chief Fiscal Officer: Carol Murray
Email: cmurray@eupworks.org

MIS Specialist: Carolyn McKerchie
Email: carol@eupworks.org

Executive Secretary: Kim Wilcox
Email: miworks@eupworks.org

Administrative Fiscal Officer: Jessica LaPonsie
Email: jessica@eupworks.org

Satellite Office Locations:

Luce County
501 West Harrie
Newberry, MI 49868
Phone: 906-293-8551
Fax: 906-293-3676
Mackinac County
6 Spring St., Suite 102
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: 906-643-8158
Fax: 906-643-0372


Governance

Workforce Development Board
The E.U.P. Workforce Development Board, along with local elected officials, is responsible for overseeing the local Michigan Works! System. Led by local business representatives, this board is actively involved in program planning, contracting and promotion of career development activities.

Current Members:

Private Sector
Patti Paris
Wayne Olsen
Rebecca Pillion
Dave Ramsay *Treasurer*
Jim Smith
Susan Sliger *Vice President*
Jim Anderson
Karen Gauden
David Bulson
Andy Haapala
Dave Goudreau *President*
Business
Holiday Inn Express, Sault Ste. Marie
R & B Electronics, Sault Ste. Marie
UP Trading; Newberry
Star Line Ferry, St. Ignace
Superior Sanitation, Brimley
War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie
Plaza Motor Motel, Sault Ste. Marie
Tendercare, Sault Ste. Marie
Attorney, Sault Ste. Marie
Soo Motors, Sault Ste. Marie
Northern Wings, Newberry
Education
Carol Boger
Ken Hemming

Lake Superior State University
Sault School Board
Economic Development
Jeff Hagan

EUP Regional Planning
Organized Labor
John Ufer

Local 6000
Community-Based Organizations
Michelle LaJoie
Jeff Holt *Secretary*
Andrea Bridgewater

Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Experience Works
Public Assistance Agency
Chris Stabile

Department of Human Services
Rehabilitation Services
Carol Barbacovi-Muscoe

Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Workforce Development Agency, State of MI
Ken Rapelje, WDA

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Education Advisory Group
To assist with the planning and implementation of the Career Preparation System, the Workforce Development Board appointed an Education Advisory Group comprised of educators, employers and parents. This group plays an important role in directing resources to enhance the overall career development system of the region.

Current Members:

Bobby Schroeder
JoAnne Lussier
Brenda Cadreau
Dan Reattoir
Sharon Houghton
Mindy Poliski
Dan Wyers
Michelle Mackie
Tammy Rutledge
Wendy Beaudoin
David Jones
Bill Sutter
Steve Gordon
Aaron Tadgerson
John Ufer
Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Newberry
Sault Area Career Center Director
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
E.U.P. Intermediate School Superintendent
Consolidated Community School Services
Lake Superior State University
Parent Representative
Parent Representative
CTE Administrator–EUPISD
Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission
50th Circuit Court—Juvenile Division
Consolidated Community School Services Director
Sault Area Schools
Bay Mills Community College Recruitment Director
Organized Labor, UAW Local 6000

Administrative Board
Also an important partner in career development is the Consortium’s Administrative Board. The Administrative Board appoints the members of the Workforce Development Board, employs the administrative staff, and approves the Michigan Works! Agency’s plans. It consists of two county commissioners from each of the three member counties.

Current Members:

Commissioner Michael Herbst
Commissioner David Sudol
Commissioner Nancy Morrison
Commissioner Don McLean
Commissioner George Kinsella
Commissioner Mary Swiderski
Luce County
Mackinac County
Luce County
Chippewa County
Chippewa County
Mackinac County

One-Stop Partners

These agencies and organizations help to make up the program delivery system that enhances the quality and productivity of people and businesses in the Eastern UP.

Consolidated Community School Services
4900 West Davis Court
Kincheloe, MI 49788
(906) 495-7305
E.U.P. Intermediate School District
P.O. Box 833 – 315 Armory Place
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-632-3373
Michigan Department of Human Services (Chippewa County)
463 E. Three Mile Road
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone (906)-635-4100
Michigan Department of Human Services (Luce County)
500 W. McMillan Ave.
Newberry, MI 49868
Phone (906)-293-514
Michigan Department of Human Services (Mackinac County)
199 Ferry Lane
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906)-643-9950
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
463 E. Three Mile Road
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-635-1341
Northern Transitions, Inc.
1401 West Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-635-5681
Veteran Employment Services
1118 East Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-635-1752

Local Training Institutions

Bay Mills Community College
12214 West Lakeshore Drive,
Brimley, MI 49715
Phone: (906)-248-3354
www.bmcc.edu
Lake Superior State University
650 West Easterday Avenue,
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-632-6841
www.lssu.edu
Sault Area Career Center
904 Marquette Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-635-3839
www.saultschools.org

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