In brief

“Shoes That Fit” Distribution Day this Friday

FLINT — The employees of Genesys, Hurley and McLaren have come together for the 15th year to sponsor the Flint Community Schools “Shoes That Fit Connie’s Kidz” program.

Coordinated by Flint Community Schools and the three hospitals, school staff identifies students in need of shoes, and employees at the three hospitals purchase them. The 2015

“Shoes That Fit” campaign took place this year from Nov. 9 through Dec. 11.

On Dec. 18 volunteers will sort the shoes for delivery to students.

“We are so appreciative that the hospitals and their employees continue to support this project, states Ernest Steward, Director Pupil Personnel Services for Flint Community Schools.

This year, the hospitals are providing over 1,200 pairs of shoes and a special fund provides a six pack of socks to go with each pair. Hospital staff will also be helping hand out the new shoes and socks to students before their Christmas break. — G.G.

Students Recognized by Livingston Workforce Development Council

FLINT — Four Mott Community College Livingston Center students were recognized as Outstanding Job Training Participants by the Livingston County Workforce Development Council at a ceremony Oct. 30.

Shannan L. Mills earned her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate from the MCC Livingston Center and landed a position with Trilogy Health System at the Willows of Howell. Mills, a mother of three, made the career change to health care after being laid off from a manufacturing job. She was recently promoted and is currently a CNA mentor.

Gerald A. Smith earned a certificate for CNC Operators/Programmers through the MCC Livingston Center. With 19 years CNC work experience, Smith received many job offers upon completing his certificate. He now works for Classic Precision and trains entry level employees in addition to his regular duties.

Megan E. McAuley completed a Livingston Center Work Experience session at the Salvation Army. The experience motivated her to continue her education. She is currently enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistant program at MCC Livingston Center to pursue a career helping people.

“The Livingston Center strives to provide high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services that cultivate student success and individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community,” said Center Director Doris Stromer. “We are proud of our students and their accomplishments.” — G.G.

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