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Michigan Learning & Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP)

  • MiLEAP assists job seekers transition from short- and mid-term education and training programs to high-skill, high-wage employment and career pathways, resulting in industry-recognized credential attainment and reduced educational debt.
    MiLEAP Overview

Individuals

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  • MiLEAP focuses on individuals who are dislocated, underemployed, essential workers, living in distressed rural and urban communities and are economically disadvantaged. Additionally, the program creates MiLEAP Navigators who provide job seekers with assistance in assessing and overcoming barriers, identifying resources, and providing guidance and support.

    MiLEAP participants will receive individualized competency-based assessments and learning plans that include skills assessments, remote learning opportunities, high school and industry-recognized credential attainment and contextual learning opportunities.

Learning and Education Advancement Success

Partners

Partnerships

  • two people shaking handsIn partnership with Michigan Works! Agencies, Michigan Community Colleges and other institutions of higher education and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, MiLEAP assists job seekers transition from short- and mid-term education and training programs to high-skill, high-wage employment and career pathways, resulting in industry-recognized credential attainment and reduced educational debt. 

    Michigan employers will be engaged in MiLEAP by joining multi-employer consortia to address regional workforce needs and advance existing employees through re- and up-skilling.

    Recipients of the MiLEAP funds were announced in July 2021.

    MiLEAP Consortia partners may include, but are not limited to:

    Employers, Business Associations, and Organized Labor

    Michigan Works! Agencies

    Michigan Community Colleges and other Institutions of Higher Education

    Nonprofits and other groups associated with workforce development resources to meet the unique needs of program participants.

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