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
Regional Director: Jeff Hagan
Email: jshagan@eup-planning.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


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
Dave Ramsay *Treasurer*
Amy Goetz
Richard Crofton
Susan Sliger
Jim Anderson
Ferne Sherlund
David Bulson *Vice President*
George Kinsella
Dave Goudreau *President*
R & B Electronics, Sault Ste. Marie
Star Line Ferry, St. Ignace
EUP Title Agency, Sault Ste. Marie
Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie
War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie
Plaza Motor Motel, Sault Ste. Marie
Superior Fabrication, Kincheloe
Attorney, Sault Ste. Marie
EcoMarine, Sault Ste. Marie
Northern Wings, Newberry
Bill Sutter
Ken Hemming

Sault School Board
Economic Development
Eric Wedesky

EUP Regional Planning

Local 6000 Experience Works
Community-Based Organizations
Michelle LaJoie
Jeff Holt *Secretary*

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

Department of Human Services
Rehabilitation Services
Darcy Juntunen (JuntunenD1@michigan.gov)

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

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:

Philip Espinosa  
Bill Henry
Tammy Rutledge
Jan Holt
Susan Sliger
Joanne Lussier
Lake Superior State University
Consolidated Community School Services
EUP Intermediate School District
Precision Edge Surgical Products
War Memorial Hospital
Sault Area Public Schools

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:

Chair, Diane Patric   
Vice-Chair, John Walrman
Jim Martin
Don McLean
Mary Archambeau
David Sudol
Mackinac County Commissioner
Luce County  Commissioner
Chippewa County Commissioner
Chippewa County Commissioner
Luce County Commissioner
Mackinac County  Commissioner

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
Lake Superior State University
650 West Easterday Avenue,
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-632-6841
Sault Area Career Center
904 Marquette Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)-635-3839

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