Apprenticeship Week highlights opportunities for Michiganders
Many Michigan businesses are unable to fill positions because they can’t find people with in-demand skills.
The Talent Investment Agency is working with the business and education communities to provide on-the-job training that will fill good-paying jobs and allow businesses to grow and thrive, creating even more jobs.
TIA Director Wanda M. Stokes recently saluted partners in apprenticeship efforts, presenting a proclamation from Gov. Rick Snyder to Oakland Community College’s Janene Erne, who also is director of the Michigan Educator’s Apprenticeship and Training Association.
The event also showcased students who successfully participated in the Michigan Advanced Technician Training program, which allows students to earn a degree while gaining on-the-job training that leads to a job.
Additional information about apprenticeship programs in Michigan is available here.
Jobs in Michigan
- Pure Michigan Talent Connect Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan's job seekers and employers, and serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan's workforce. Pure Michigan Talent Connect serves as the state's labor exchange system.
- Workforce Development Agency The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) promotes a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan. To accomplish this, the WDA supports a demand driven workforce system, assists the structurally unemployed with financial independence, advocates for the integration of workforce development into the K-12 school system, and supports the alignment of workforce development with economic development efforts.
- Unemployment Insurance Agency UIA The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) operates Michigan's unemployment insurance program which collects unemployment taxes from employers and provides temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. UIA offers online services to customers through the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM).