Align Your Plan

Now that you have identified your goals, polish your skills and prepare your tools.

Getting Started

Career Planning

Use this simple Career Planning Survey to determine if you are ready for the career pathway you’ve identified.


Adult Education &
Literacy Training

If you have identified that you need to brush up on your reading, math or English language skills, there are great resources in our community.

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Training and Educational Opportunities

You have identified a career that will require you to increase your skills.  There are options to help you get those new skills.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Classroom Training: Assistance to pay for tuition, fees, books and supplies may be available for WIOA eligible individuals.

Pure Michigan Training Connect: Michigan’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) is where you can learn more about classroom training opportunities in your area if you decide to go back to school.

On-The-Job Training: Also funded by WIOA, OJT is designed to help you learn new skills while you work. A Michigan Works! Business Account Manager (BAM) can help you find an employer who is looking for someone who has some skills and is willing to teach some skills.

Michigan Works! Young Professionals Program: Assists young adults aged 16-24,  to identify a career pathway and offers support in reaching those goals.

Senior Community Service Employment Program:

SCSEP is a community service and work-based job training program for low-income, unemployed seniors.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

The TAA program is a federal program that provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced because of foreign trade.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

MRS works with eligible customers and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities.

Financial Aid Options

There are many types of financial aid available. Grants are money given to students and are usually based on financial need. The best-known grant is a Pell Grant. There are other kinds of grants that focus on career choices, minorities or student types, and school types. Loans are moneys lent to students to pay for training that must be paid back. There are a variety of loans available to students depending on your status as a student. Scholarships are moneys given to a student that is not required to be paid back. Awards are based on various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Contact the Financial Aid office of the school you are interested in attending for more information about Grants, Loans and Scholarships.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Michigan Works! Sponsorship – Contact us

Learning on Your Own

Large and widely known sources of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are:

Volunteering – Help Others (and Yourself)

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Do You Need Help?

If  you need help with this process contact a Michigan Works! career planner and they can help you to Aim, Align and Accomplish your career goals

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