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Tuition Assistance

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Currently attending college or thinking about getting your Associate Degree?

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If you're within the last 2 years of receiving your degree or certification in a high-demand career and you're struggling financially to complete your education, Michigan Works! can help!

Michigan Works! Employment and Training Programs are not an entitlement program, however many people may qualify for assistance with employment and training services. All interested persons who meet the eligibility criteria will be given assessments to see if they have the aptitude to succeed in their desired training program. These assessments will play a role in a person's enrollment in Michigan Works! Employment and Training Programs. Personal accountability and compliance with program parameters will also be taken into account when determining whether or not an individual is enrolled.

Occupations determined in demand in Northeast Michigan include approved training leading to employment in the following fields (subject to change. As of 2/16) Find providers and programs:

Business & Management

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Construction Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • First-Line Supervisor/Manager - Housekeeping/Janitorial
  • First-Line Supervisor/Manager - Retail Sales
  • Food Service Manager
  • General/Operations Manager
  • Marketing
  • Medical/Health Services Manager
  • Property, Real Estate & Community Association Manager
  • Sales
  • Social/Community Services


  • Chef or Head Cook

Education & Teaching

  • Pre-School Teacher
  • Teachers’ Aide

IT & Computer Sciences

  • Computer Software Engineer (systems software)
  • Computer Software Engineer (applications)
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Info. Systems Manager
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst
  • Network/Computer Systems Administrator

Criminal Justice & Security

  • Correctional Officer & Jailer
  • Law Enforcement


  • Mechanical Engineer

Legal & Paralegal

  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal

Trades & Vocational Training

  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Mechanic
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Carpenter
  • Concrete Technologist
  • Electrical Equip. Install & Repair
  • Electrical Power-Line Installer & Repair
  • Electrician
  • Electrical/Electronics Repair
  • Electro/Mechanical Technologist
  • Electronic Home Entertain. Equip. Install & Repair
  • Heating/AC & Refrigeration Mechanic & Installer
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic (excludes Engines)
  • Licensed Child Care Provider
  • Lumber Grader
  • Machinist
  • Outdoor Power Engine Repair
  • Plumber/Pipefitter/Steamfitter
  • Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Brazer
  • Marine Technology (Energy Cluster)
  • Truck Driver


Human Services

  • Social Worker (Child, Family, School)
  • Social Worker (Mental Health/Substance Abuse)

Medical/Nursing & Allied Health

  • Clinical Lab Technician
  • Clinical Lab Technologist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technician/ Paramedic (includes Firefighter)
  • Histotechnician
  • Histotechnologist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Lab. Technician
  • Medical Records/Health Info. Technician
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Nurses (Licensed Practical)
  • Nurses (Registered)
  • Nursing Aide
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Radiologic Technician
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy Technologist
  • Surgical Technologist

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