The Road to Self-Sustainability Results in Success

Makaelynn Marken was referred to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! (UPMW) through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH) program in February of 2024. Makaelynn is a single mother with one 6-year-old daughter, she was looking for ways to support her daughter and move forward in her career. She met […]

Support Through Trials and Tribulations 

Support through Trials and Tribulations Reina graduated from Northern Michigan University in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. In July, she accepted her first teaching position at North Star Montessori Academy in Marquette, but she wasn’t living in the area, so she needed to move to start her new career. […]

7 Tips for Coping with Job Loss or Job Transition

7 Tips for Coping with Job Loss or Job Transition Losing or changing jobs can have a significant impact on your life and the lives of those around you. If you find yourself unemployed, you may be in for some unexpected challenges. Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! is here to help you in your time of […]

Operating Engineers Accepting Applications from June 10 – June 14

Operating Engineers Accepting Applications from June 10 – June 14 The OE324 Heavy Equipment Operator and Technician Apprenticeship application dates are June 10-14, 2024. Individuals can submit via the online application portal once the application period opens. About the Trade OE 324 provides value to workers, businesses and communities throughout Michigan. Members are educated, experienced, […]

Making Moves Towards a Future Career – A Success Story

Making moves to a future career

Making Moves Towards a Future Career  Making Moves Toward a Future Career Annika, a student at Marquette Alternative high school, was planning to attend Northern Michigan University’s Cosmetology program with the goal of one day owning her own salon. UP Michigan Works! met Annika while visiting students for the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program.   Annika […]

Upper Peninsula Lead Abatement Training

Michigan is investing in lead abatement services for residential homes across the state!

The “Lead Safe Work Program”, overseen by the Lead Certification and Compliance Assurance section at the Division of Environmental Health,  seeks to educate, train, and certify individuals who want to become a lead-certified worker or supervisor.

H-2B Workers

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Information about the H-2B process can be found below (on this page).