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Labor and Economic Opportunity



  • Credential Transparency

    The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity's Office of Employment & Training (LEO-E&T) has partnered with Credential Engine to create credential transparency, literacy and consistency in Michigan. 

    The Credential Registry allows a consistent approach to education and training transparency through a single, searchable national platform.

Michigan's Goal


    The credential marketplace can be overwhelming and hard to navigate. Michiganders deserve credential transparency providing access to clear and accurate information in order to find the educational pathway that best fits their career goals.

  • The Goal

    Michigan’s goal is to provide support to state government departments, secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, apprenticeship program sponsors, and other credential owners to publish credentials to the Credential Registry. Credential transparency is in direct alignment with the Governor’s statewide goal to increase the number of Michiganders with a postsecondary credential (a high-quality industry certificate, associate degree or higher) to 60 percent by 2030. 


    Michigan credential data will be leveraged to:

    Expand Registered Apprenticeship utilization and resource support, 

    Enhance and unify Michigan Training Connect (eligible training provider list), Michigan Education and Career Pathfinder (career exploration website), and Pure Michigan Talent Connect (state labor exchange), and

    Map high-demand Career Pathways.

Michigan's Credentials

Increase Transparency of Skills Learned

Governmental Role in Career Pathways

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  • State Departments and Agencies

    Most state departments and agencies issue credentials required for residents to work in Michigan.

    Participation in the Michigan Credential Engine project for State Departments and Agencies includes:
    • LEO-E&T research of state department and agency public websites and compilation of credential information into a comprehensive spreadsheet to make the uploading process as simple as possible. 
    • Lead review of the data for accuracy and approval for it to be published to the Credential Registry.



  • Ready to join our partnership?
    Interested in learning more?
    We want to hear from you.

    We're always looking to help make connections and support innovative projects. 
    Please contact the Michigan Credential Transparency Team at