Labor and Economic Opportunity
Community colleges across the state are offering industry-recognized certificate programs online for in-demand careers. Explore your options and enroll now to prepare for your next career.
Your experience matters, and it could help you earn college credits for free! Visit modernstates.org to explore free online classes that prepare you to take and pass the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.
If you’ve always wondered what if, now might be the time to enroll in an associate or bachelor’s degree program. Whether you’re a first time student or you’re returning to finish something you started, connect with an institution near you and consider what’s next.
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!
Ready to get back to work but need some help preparing yourself? Here are resources to assist you.
Think you know the area you would like to work in? Explore specific industries and jobs within them.
Are you a Veteran? Do you have a disability? Need to complete your high school equivalency? This information will connect you to the right resources.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent.
Explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path that is right for you.
Explore Michigan’s most in-demand Professional Trades careers and training opportunities.
Futures for Frontliners is a scholarship program for Michiganders without college degrees or high school diplomas who worked in essential industries during the state COVID-19 shutdown in spring 2020 (April 1 – June 30). This scholarship provides these frontline workers with tuition-free access to local community college to pursue an associate degree or a skills certificate, either full-time or part-time while you work. Get started at Michigan.gov/Frontliners.