Shon’ta Dwyer has over 13 years of the workforce and career development experience serving the Tri-County area in Lansing, MI. She is experienced with equipping workers with the right set of skills and educational attainments to become self-sufficient in the emerging economy. Her purpose is to open doors to resources and opportunities to enable and empower students, families and the community to eliminate barriers to the workforce and seize new opportunities.
From 2005 to 2015, Shon’ta worked for Peckham, Inc. as the Team Lead and Eaglevision Ministries as the Program Director overseeing the Workforce Investment Act program where she assisted program participants with tuition assistance and support services to reduce those living below the poverty level and those who were unemployed. She also assisted employers with finding skilled works to fill the hiring gap to have a skilled and competitive workforce.
Currently, Shon’ta oversees one of Lansing Community College’s Extension Centers at the Capital Area Michigan Works as the Director of the Center for Workforce Transition. She provides services to disadvantaged students with education and employment services to assist them with their career goals.
Shon’ta attended Michigan State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies-Human Resources with a minor in Sociology. She is also certified as a Business Solutions Professional and Global Career Development Facilitator. Currently, she is earning her Master of Science in Administration – Leadership with certifications in Training and Development from Central Michigan University.