YOUR NEXT CAREER
JOBSEEKER PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Our Service Center staff will work one-on-one with you to provide the assistance you need to overcome employment barriers. Specialized programs (not listed below) may be available. All services are FREE to those seeking employment, regardless of your job situation, education level, experience or skill level.
Whether you're looking for your first job or perhaps a career change, we can help. We offer one-on-one resume assistance, interview prep, online job search guidance, skills assessments, career advising, referral services, employment workshops, and more.
PUBLIC RESOURCE ROOMS
Our Resource Rooms, located in each of our seven Service Centers, are continuously upgraded, and designed and equipped to accommodate the job search needs of jobseekers. View our weekly updated Job Board, use our computers/fax/phone/printers for job related activities, learn how to job search online, get resume/interview guidance, and get one-on-one assistance from our Career Navigators.
JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS & TUITION ASSISTANCE
Training programs include on-the-job training, classroom training, apprenticeships and more. Job seekers may be eligible for training assistance (paid tuition, mileage reimbursement, and more) in a variety of in-demand occupation, such as nursing, truck driving, law enforcement, manufacturing, and more. Employers may be eligible for wage reimbursement during training, as well as hiring incentives for special populations.
Michigan Works! facilitates the WIOA in-school and out-of-school youth programs to help at-risk students 16-24 achieve their GED/diploma, learn leadership skills, and pursue future career paths. In addition, we offer many services to general student populations, including Career Readiness Workshops, Mock Interviews, Career Exploration events, Talent Tours with local employers, and more.
RE-ADJUSTMENT SERVICES AND ADULT EDUCATION
For workers experiencing company-wide layoffs, Michigan Works! offers rapid response, skills training, and basic re-adjustment services. For jobseekers who need basic education assistance, Michigan Works! offers soft skills workshops and adult education services.
WELFARE REFORM PROGRAMS
The AEP and PATH Programs are for those receiving cash assistance. To be eligible, the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) must refer you to Michigan Works! for required participation in activities such as Job Search and Job Readiness, Work Experience, Community Service, and more. These programs help move individuals from welfare to economic self-sufficiency by providing tools to help overcome employment barriers. Participation in the program is required.
SKILLS ASSESSMENT TESTING
Skills assessments are conducted through the WorkKeys system. The WorkKeys test measures your ability to perform in math, reading, and locating information on the job. The combination of these three tests result in a National Career Readiness Certificate, which can be presented to potential employers. The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.