Youth are an important part of our workforce pipeline that businesses rely on to fill their job vacancies.
Michigan Works! and its partners provide year-round programs that combine employment and training activities with opportunities for you to learn how to maintain positive relationships, find opportunities to give back to your community, and develop leadership qualities that will help you succeed no matter what career path you choose. Access to a full range of services and community resources will help lead you to academic and employment success.
Programs connect students, parents, and educators with information about high-demand careers and training programs with a focus on building awareness of shorter-term credentials, associate’s degrees, and apprenticeships where there is documented employer demand.
A comprehensive range of resources are available to help our area's youth complete the necessary steps to improve their education and skill competencies, and to better prepare for successful employment.
- Explore your interests and abilities
- Explore careers
- Develop a career plan to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities for your chosen career path
With our WIOA Youth Programs, an individual plan of services is developed for each youth to meet their unique needs for education and/or career goals. Strategies used vary depending on the needs of younger and older youth, both in-school and out-of-school.
Career Jump Start
Ever wonder how to get information about high demand jobs and training available in your area? Learn more
MAT2 Apprenticeship Program
- Career Exploration - research in-demand careers, the skills required and calculate your return on investment
- College Access Network - focused effort on increasing college readiness, participation, and completion in Michigan
- Job Corps
- Jobs for America's Graduates and Jobs for Michigan's Graduates
- Skill Assessment - identity your skills and learn how they can be applied to a job
- Skill Development - training opportunities and college exploration
- Employment for Youth - Employer Toolkit for connecting youth and business
Online Tools for Learning
- Homework Help - useful links for students and parents
- KHAN Academy - start learning about anything, online, for free; "work on skills you choose at your own pace"
- MeL - Search for books, articles and more on Michigan's eLibrary
- Michigan Education Portal - provides courses that lead to college credit. Information regarding finishing high school and/or earning your GED
- GED - Learn all about the GED in Michigan
Post-secondary Education, Training and College Access