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Skills to Work
Skills to Work
Connect to Your Opportunity
More than 75% of all Michigan jobs will soon require at least some education beyond high school. Whether you’re a seasoned professional who’s looking for a better job or you’re just starting out in the workforce, now is the right time to explore new possibilities.
Career Opportunities and Exploration
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 Resources
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.
These programs and initiatives support Michigan's goal to increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree from 49% today to 60% by 2030.
Sixty by 30 seeks to build a better Michigan in three ways:
- Increase opportunity for all Michiganders and give residents greater access to the education and skills that create opportunities for better jobs and bigger paychecks.
- Close the skills gap that challenges the success of our businesses and our state's prosperity. Jobs requiring skilled employees today, as well as jobs on the horizon, demand greater education and training than ever before.
- Make Michigan more competitive for inclusive economic growth.