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2019-2020 Students of the Year

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Though we were unable to have our annual Awards Celebration, the Winning Futures team still found a way to safely honor each Student of the Year by taking the event to them with a “drive-up” celebration. Demonstrating a commitment to the Workforce Prep program through their hard work, dedication, and … Read More »

SET Enterprises Chairman/CEO, Victor C. Edozien, Joins Board of Directors

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We are excited to announce the appointment of Victor C. Edozien, chairman and CEO of SET Enterprises, to our Board of Directors. “There is a moral obligation to serve the community in which you live and work,” said Victor. “Winning Futures’ Workforce Prep program is the tool needed for the … Read More »

Corks & Forks Raises $365,000

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Scott Thiele, head of purchasing and supply chain for FCA – North America, addresses guests at the 12th annual Corks & Forks, February 29, 2020. It was a perfect night – the wine was fantastic, the food was delicious, and our guests had a great time. Even better, we raised … Read More »

25 From 25: Rosa Majeed

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Rosa Majeed, Marketing Liaison, St. Mary’s Rehabilitation, Winning Futures Class of 2012 As a young Arabic woman, Rosa endured judgmental comments and sneering looks from peers who didn’t know her or understand her culture. Her grades declined and she wasn’t sure she would graduate from high school. Her mentor, Carol … Read More »

25 From 25: Jordan Manning

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Jordan Manning, Student, Grand Valley State University, Winning Futures Class of 2018 Jordan had many big ideas for his future while a student at Pontiac Academy for Excellence. His mentor, Jonathan Smet, automated driving validation engineer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, helped him narrow down his interests and create a plan … Read More »

25 From 25: Katie Filion

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Katie Filion, Student, Michigan State University, Winning Futures Class of 2017 As a student at Warren Mott High School, Katie was confused about her college academic plans. Her mentor, Julie Osburn, director at Wayne State University, helped Katie figure out her interests and identify a career path that aligned with … Read More »

Terry Bishop Joins Winning Futures Board

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Terry Bishop, President and CEO of Trilogy and BGM Electronic Services With passion for the advanced in-vehicle electronics industry, Terry founded Trilogy in 1990. Since then, Trilogy has become one of the largest high-tech manufacturer’s representative firms in the market. He also is president of BGM Electronic Services, providing engineering and manufacturing technology … Read More »

25 From 25: Angelica Powe

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Angelica Powe, Student, Michigan State University, Winning Futures Class of 2016 While a senior at Cass Technical High School, Angelica lost her dad and desperately needed help staying motivated and focused on her schoolwork. Angelica’s mentor, Andrea Spade, division operations manager at Kelly Services, gave Angelica constant encouragement, helping her … Read More »

25 From 25: Jose House

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Jose House, Student, Eastern Michigan University, Winning Futures Class of 2015 As a sophomore at Cass Technical High School Jose was focused on succeeding in school and making sure he got accepted to college. His mentor, Josh Berg, director of innovation ventures at Magna, was always there for him, giving … Read More »

New year starts: Handshakes; Lear; Magna; 580 Students; 150 Mentors; and 7 Schools!

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Student and volunteer at the Warren Mott Networking Mixer. The 2019-20 schoolyear is well underway and we’re very excited as we roll out the second year of our new four-year Workforce Prep program!   This year’s tenth–grade students started the year by meeting and getting to know their mentors. As the year progresses … Read More »