Continued: Navigating the Career Search After Graduation

June is Youth Employment Month! We are wrapping this month up with helpful tips to help you navigate the career search after graduation. Click here to read the first part of the article. Use Your Network According to CNBC, several recent graduates had a great piece of advice: Use your resources! Being early in your […]

Navigating the Career Search After Graduation

If you have recently graduated, you may be feeling the pressure to get a career after graduation. There is no magic formula for finding a career, however, there are plenty of tips and tricks to help you stay organized and diligent during your job search. Below are career searching tips to help you land your […]

Training Leads Young Professional To Employment

In January, Logan came to Mount Clemens Michigan Works! office. He disclosed the disadvantages he went through that often correlate with negative life outcomes, but he was lucky enough to be an outlier to those statistics. However, being only 18 years old, he had very little work experience and limited skill sets. With the ambition […]

Job Seeker Turns a Setback into a Comeback

  Job seeker Josh L. came to Michigan Works! in March 2018 looking for a fresh start. He had significant barriers affecting his ability to secure and retain stable employment. At twenty-three years old, Josh knew he wanted to make a big change in his life, but realized he needed a little guidance and possibly […]

On-the-job Training Leads to Full-Time Employment

In September 2019, the Young Professionals were first introduced to Matao B. when he contacted the Michigan Works! Career Center looking for full-time employment. He was a motivated nineteen-year-old but lacked work experience. Matao was soon involved in an on-the-job training opportunity earning $12 per hour as a materials handler. He successfully completed the 480-hour […]

MAP+ Pre-Apprenticeship 2021

MAP+ Pre-Apprenticeship and Young Professionals program leading to careers in Skilled Trades, Manufacturing, Apprenticeship Earn Industrial-Readiness certificate + 9 credits from Macomb Community College Classes: August 23 – December 18, 2021/ Fall 2021 semester MUST BE 18-24 YEARS OLD. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/GED NOT REQUIRED VIRTUAL CLASSWORK Training modules can be completed at any time during […]

Career in Trades Leads to More Opportunities For Young Professional

In Spring 2019, Justin was wrapping up his senior year in high school and hadn’t decided what he would do after graduation. His dad, a welder, had encouraged him to pursue a career in the trades. Justin liked the idea but needed assistance in putting a plan together. His high school hosted a ‘College and […]

MAP+ Pre-Apprenticeship

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MAP+ Pre-Apprenticeship and Young Professionals program leading to careers in Skilled Trades, Manufacturing, Apprenticeship Earn Industrial-Readiness certificate + 9 credits from Macomb Community College Classes: August 17 – December 12, 2020/ Fall 2020 semester MUST BE 18-24 YEARS OLD. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/GED NOT REQUIRED VIRTUAL CLASSWORK Training modules can be completed at any time during […]

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Knowing exactly where she wanted to go with her career, Shantel came to the Warren Michigan Works! Career Center with a plan in November of 2017. All that was holding her back from starting the plan was the lack of finances to enroll in training.  Employed as a certified nurse assistant, twenty-four-year-old Shantel met with […]

The Pay Off For Time Invested

Ayuba quickly moved through the eligibility and suitability phase and was registered within weeks. His first empowerment activity was mock interviewing with the Michigan Works! team. He enjoyed the interviewing activity and requested additional opportunities to increase his skills. Ayuba also gained valuable tips for a professional résumé, as well as how to complete cover […]