Welcome to the Talent Investment Agency (TIA)

  • Talent Investment Agency LogoWhere Talent & Business Connect

    TIA is the agency that combines Michigan Unemployment Insurance and Workforce Development, and is responsible for their activities. Businesses need a talented workforce. Workers need the right skills to compete for available jobs. TIA programs are focused on job preparedness, career-based education, worker training, employment assistance and unemployment insurance.


TIA Feature

  • Talent Investment Agency congratulates third class of graduates on completing Michigan’s MAT2 apprenticeship program

    MAT2 July 2018 GraduatesThe Talent Investment Agency recently congratulated the 38 graduates who comprise the third class of the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program at a ceremony held at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing.

    Initiated by Gov. Snyder to train skilled workers for mechatronics, MAT2 employers provide full tuition for students, as well as a school stipend.  It is an apprenticeship program where students alternate between classroom instruction and paid on-the-job training, gaining the necessary hands-on skills and real-world experiences needed to become a successful and productive member of the skilled workforce.  Students who receive their degree and complete the three-year program successfully have a job upon graduation in an in-demand field.

    Employers absorb the cost of this hybrid education, but the State of Michigan has provided an employer training grant for MAT2 employers that offer United States Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeships to offset the employer’s cost of paying for schooling, employment wages, and additional living stipends while participants are in school. 

    The 38 graduates were students of the MAT2 Mechatronics, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), and Information Technology programs at Baker College of Cadillac, Henry Ford College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lansing Community College and Oakland Community College.  Read more >

  • TDLs

    Talent Development Liaisons

    The Talent Development Liaisons (TDLs) are responsible for engaging employers and educators to comprehensively address talent needs focused on mid- and long-term development skill gaps in key industries in each region statewide.

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  • Speaker Request Form buttonThe Talent Investment Agency supports business growth and a diverse skilled workforce through strategic partnerships by ensuring that citizens are well-informed of the impact of our programs and services. To facilitate that mission, our Communications Office provides face-to-face interaction with organizations that want to learn more about the programs and services of this agency.

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Jobs in Michigan

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  • Pure Michigan Talent Connect

    Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan's job seekers and employers, and serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan's workforce. Pure Michigan Talent Connect serves as the state's labor exchange system.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development Agency
  • Workforce Development

    The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) promotes a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan. To accomplish this, the WDA supports a demand driven workforce system, assists the structurally unemployed with financial independence, advocates for the integration of workforce development into the K-12 school system, and supports the alignment of workforce development with economic development efforts.

Unemployment Services

Unemployment Insurance Agency
  • Unemployment Insurance

    The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) operates Michigan's unemployment insurance program which collects unemployment taxes from employers and provides temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. UIA offers online services to customers through the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM).

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