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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! Class Room Training Programs are not an entitlement program, however many people may qualify for assistance with training costs. 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 play a role in determining a person's enrollment in the program. Personal accountability and compliance with program parameters is also taken into account when determining whether 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 5/19) Find providers and programs:

Business & Management

  • Human Services / Social Workers
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Bookkeepers
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Managers
  • Secretaries
  • Legal Assistants / Paralegal
  • Computer Engineer - various
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Network Systems Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Network/Computer Systems Administrator


  • Carpentry
  • Drywall/Framer
  • General Laborer
  • Exterior/Interior Painters (commercial and residential)
  • Roofing/Siding
  • Road Construction
  • Insulation Workers
  • Construction Equipment Operators

Energy & Transportation

  • Mechanics / Technicians - (such as: marine, automotive, outdoor power engine, heavy equipment, aircraft, others)
  • Electrical Power Line Installer and Repair
  • Truck Driver - CDL-A, CDL-B


  • Technicians - (such as: engineering, electrical, mechanical, industrial, concrete, others)
  • HVAC
  • Engineers - various
  • Machinists
  • Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Brazer
  • Team Assemblers
  • Mechanics / Maintenance and Repair - (such as: heavy equipment, industrial machinery, electrical, others)
  • Programmable Logic Controller
  • Operations Managers
  • Engineered Wood Workers - Production Tech, Quality Assurance, Press Board Operator
  • Foresters


  • Chef or Head Cook
  • Hospitality Managers

Public Service

  • Corrections Officer
  • Law Enforcement
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher

Medical/Nursing & Allied Health

  • Home Health Aides
  • Home and Personal Care Aides
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Nurses (RN, BSN)
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Medical Billing and Records Clerks and Technicians
  • Healthcare Technicians - (such as: pharmacy, radiologic, respiratory, surgical, cyto, lab, histo, others)
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants