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Apprenticeships: Learn a New Career While Earning a Pay Check

Why an Apprenticeship?

  • A US Department of Labor (DOL) Registered Apprenticeship ensures participants graduate with a national, industry-recognized credential.
  • Participants earn a paycheck while learning the skills to succeed in a career.
  • Graduates often complete the program with a full time job and little to no debt.

West Michigan's Hot Jobs! List

100

NUMBER OF HIGH-DEMAND JOBS

5

FASTEST-GROWING INDUSTRIES

$13 - $89

AVG STARTING SALARY RANGE

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Workshops & Hiring Events

West Michigan Works! offers a variety of free events to help you take your next step to a new career. Whether you are looking to sharpen your interview skills or meet an employer who is hiring, we have options for you!

Community Partners Provide Additional Services

Are you on the road to success but could use some additional support? Our community partners provide specialized services to help you along the way. Many of our partners have representatives with regular office hours at our service centers to make getting support even easier.

West Michigan Post

A leading news source for West Michigan’s work force.

Training creates a highly-skilled workforce and gives workers skills for life

Training programs funded by the Going PRO Talent Fund must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by the industry. This creates a highly-skilled workforce that benefits employers, strengthens communities and gives employees a skill for life. Here is just one example... GE Aviation-Muskegon manufactures [...]

Expungement Clinic Helps Create New Talent Pool

On January 16, 2020, 195 Muskegon County residents entered the doors at our Muskegon Service Center. Even though some had to wait two hours to be seen, the general attitude was of hope and appreciation. Why? Because they were there to apply for an expungement—or have a criminal conviction(s) removed […]

Workforce Training Funds Generate Strong ROI

The Going PRO Talent Fund was designed to help employers upskill their current workforce and train new hires to address the growing skilled-labor shortage. Funds awarded in 2019 to West Michigan employers through the highly competitive grant process resulted in training for 2,243 existing workers and 4,447 new hires. Workforce [...]

Success Story: Angelique

Success Story

Imagine showing up to your job and learning that your employer had closed overnight. You are left with no income, which means facing foreclosure on your home. Where do you turn to ensure you can care for your family?

It happened to our customer, Angelique, and this is her story.