Labor and Economic Opportunity
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 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.
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 total 12,886 in a state-by-state breakdown of credentials offered by state-based entities in five categories: certificates, degrees, high school diplomas, licenses and registered apprenticeships.
High School Diplomas
Most state departments and agencies issue credentials required for residents to work in Michigan.