By Kristen Wolosonowich
Dorian Jackson has always had tremendous vision and foresight when it comes to economic development and job placement, but his devotion to investing in people is where his true passion lies. As founder of Elite Career Solutions, Dorian and his dynamic team of associates, Brandi Natale, Ameer Rutherford, Teri Braddock and Matt Telliga, work around the clock, providing a multitude of services focused on providing positive avenues for those faced with employment challenges. Some of these services include: vocational training, soft skills development, frequent resume development, e-tech workshops, job coaching, life coaching, youth mentoring, and career exploration courses.
Headquartered in Flint, Mich., a community that has faced considerable economic barriers, Elite Career Solutions is committed to providing tools and training for successful job placement. Elite Career Solutions also has offices both in Detroit and East Lansing on the Michigan State University campus, home to the evolve program, a key location for the team to work directly with students.
Dorian spent the better part of two decades devoted to the economic development of Genesee County while working at both Mott Community College’s Office of Workforce Development, and the Flint Housing Commission. During his time at these two organizations, Dorian desired to implement a career development program that encouraged individual approach while serving the underprivileged. This was the foundation for the creation of Elite Career Solutions.
Elite has experienced steady growth while establishing itself as a premier service provider for Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS), Michigan State University/ Bosco Program, Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), Community Ventures, and Michigan Eastern District Federal Probation.
Given his diverse background and life experiences, Dorian is able to connect with a wide range of clients with various economic and social barriers, enabling them to successfully navigate their own career pathways by teaching them skills, and facilitating internships and career placements.
There is no question that career development is a key component to self-sufficiency and long-term sustainability. Elite Career Solution’s respire program enables clients to re-enter the mainstream of society. The comprehensive program provides participants with wrap-around career services that better enable them to be more purpose-driven citizens. By working with probation and parole agents, caseworkers, and various community partners, returning citizens are given the chance to lead more productive lives.
Dorian and his team work diligently to assist their clients to overcome social deficiencies and each service is tailored to the most vulnerable— many clients even falling on the autism spectrum. When given the right tools and services, stability becomes a snowball effect. Stable heads of households lead to stable families, neighbors and communities.
Elite Career Solutions, LLC
The Ferris Wheel Building
615 S. Saginaw St.
5th Flr., Ste. 7008
Flint, MI 48502