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Learn New Skills Now

  • wheelchair bound woman using laptop at table Earn an industry-recognized certificate from home

    Community colleges across the state are offering industry-recognized certificate programs online for in-demand careers. Explore your options and enroll now to prepare for your next career.

  • man using tablet Accelerate your degree

    Your experience matters, and it could help you earn college credits for free! Visit to explore free online classes that prepare you to take and pass the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.

  • Employer talking to job seeker Earn an associate or bachelor's degree

    If you’ve always wondered what if, now might be the time to enroll in an associate or bachelor’s degree program. Whether you’re a first time student or you’re returning to finish something you started, connect with an institution near you and consider what’s next.

Earn College Credit for Free

  • Modern States Education Alliance and the College Board have partnered with the state to offer Michigan residents free online courses to prepare for any of College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests - giving Michiganders a chance to earn college credits at Michigan universities and community colleges without taking or paying for coursework. 

    Find out how you can accelerate your career and education by signing up for one of 10,000 offers from Modern States to take CLEP tests for free - get started today!



Return to Work Playbook

  • Man assisting woman at table Job Readiness Resources

    Ready to get back to work but need some help preparing yourself? Here are resources to assist you.

  • woman working on plane engine Industry/Job Specific Resources

    Think you know the area you would like to work in? Explore specific industries and jobs within them.

  • American flag and patriotic veteran Resources to Support Specific Individuals

    Are you a Veteran? Do you have a disability? Need to complete your high school equivalency? This information will connect you to the right resources.

  • Mi Talent icon

    Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent.

  • Pathfinder icon Pathfinder

    Explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path that is right for you.

  • Going PRO in Michigan icon Going PRO

    Explore Michigan’s most in-demand Professional Trades careers and training opportunities.

Michigan Reconnect

  • Michigan Reconnect, Get your degree, tuition-free

    Michigan Reconnect will help pay the costs of tuition or training for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at their in-district community college. Get started at


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