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Find success with Michigan Works!
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"I got a job right away after completing my CDL training as a Concrete Mixer Driver. Michigan Works helped me find the career I wanted and helped me identify the training I needed."

Raymond Sam

Driver, Great Lakes Mineral

"If I hadn't gone in to Michigan Works I wouldn't be in this exciting career putting my education to use."

Alaine Perry

Water Generalist, Verso Paper Company

"They were my connection to employers and jobs when I moved to the area."

Timothy Taylor

Machinist, Stewart Manufacturing

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"Michigan Works helped me obtain my CDL and that led to a full time position."

Gary Laponsie

General Labor/Driver, Burton Excavating

"We work closely with Michigan Works! when we are looking for people to staff our openings…Another important project that Michigan Works! is facilitating is working with our local intermediate School District’s Pre-Engineering program to develop a new LED lighting system that we hope will allow us to re-light our iconic sign."

Bobbi Ryan

Owner, Jack's Restaurant

"The resources Michigan Works has available are amazing and changed my life."

Beth Manninen

Accountant, Kvivioja & Van Effen CPAs

How we help

Career Exploration

If you need to chart a new career path towards the high-growth jobs of the 21st century, we can guide you toward the appropriate training to meet your goals.

Virtual Career Lab

Need some resume or interview tips? Or would you like to brush up on Microsoft Word or Excel? We’ve assembled a variety of materials and online resources into a Virtual Career Lab, a one-stop classroom that can help jump-start your job search and career.

Staffing Needs Assessments

We can help you determine your staffing needs, market your available jobs, manage your applicants, supplement your training capacity, and even create a customized staffing and training plan for your organization.

Access to Office Equipment and Technology

Make our office your office. Michigan Works! Service Centers have computers, fax machines, printers, resume paper and more to help you search and apply for jobs.
A representative from Midwest Truck Driving School stands in front of a classroom full of children sitting at desks who have their backs to the camera.

Midwest Truck Driving Visits JMG

On December 11th, a representative from the Midwest Truck Driving School visited Jobs for Michigan's Graduates (JMG) students at the Jack Reque Alternative High School in Manistique.

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David stands in front of a Midwest Truck Driving School sign with a certificate in his hand, standing between two other men.

Life Changer – A Success Story

David came to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! looking for assistance in obtaining his GED as he had not fulfilled the requirements to obtain a High School diploma. He also had a baby on the way, so he needed a job to support his family. Michigan Works! staff helped …

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Students sit with their backs to the camera in a classroom setting while a woman from the SBDC stands in front of the class talking to them about starting a business.

Lessons on How to Start a Small Business with JMG

In late November, Nicole Young Potvin from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) met with Jobs for Michigan's Graduates (JMG) students at Jack Reque Alternative High School. During Nicole's presentation, she taught students how to take their future into their own hands by starting a …

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Serving Those Who Protect and Serve

A partnership among Michigan Works!, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, and Lake Superior State University. Every day, Law Enforcement Officers put themselves in harm’s way to serve their communities. This type of service and dedication requires selflessness, education, and comprehensive training. The training and education …

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TV6 Interview with Jason of Michigan Works!

Apprentices and National Apprenticeship Week On November 13, 2019 Jason from Michigan Works! UPward Talent Council traveled to TV6 to discuss apprenticeships and National Apprenticeship Week. To watch the interview with Jason, please follow this link. For more information on apprenticeships, please visit an American Job Center in …

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Event flyer with the following printed on it: Come on UP! Connect. Network. Hire. Return North. Friday, November 29th, 2019 from 3 to 5 PM.

MTEC SmartZone’s Return North Event

UPward Talent Council - Michigan Works! is proud to sponsor MTEC SmartZone's Return North event on November 29th at the Continental Fire Company. Via MTEC SmartZone's Website (https://www.mtecsz.com/): MTEC SmartZone will once again be hosting its Return North event this coming November. Return North is an …

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