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You may want to research military academies and colleges. Review websites and meet with military representatives when they visit your school or visit the schools. Most military academies and colleges start the admissions process earlier than traditional colleges and universities. You may need to take the ASVAB test as part of the admissions process.
Career Development Internet Resources
MI BRIGHT FUTURE
MI Bright Future is an online tool that helps students and career-seekers achieve their future career goals by bridging the gap between school and the work world. MI Bright Future creates a platform in which students and job seekers can actively interact with local employers and career coaches with the goal of:
- Helping students find relevance in what they are learning in the classroom
- Engaging students early in thinking about their careers
- Making a positive impact our region’s graduation rates
PURE MICHIGAN TALENT CONNECT
Pure Michigan Talent Connect is a 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.
MICHIGAN EDUCATION & CAREER PATHFINDER
This free online career planning tool provides information to students, their parents, and guidance staff to make informed choices about educational and career options, as well as to help with creation of educational development plans. Pathfinder uses current labor market information, longitudinal wage data, and other institutional data and metrics, allowing improved skills-matching to career paths and jobs.
MI ROAD TO WORK
The Partnership for Diversity and Opportunity in Transportation consists of unions, businesses, government, and non-profit representatives, working collaboratively to enhance economic development within neighborhoods through access to job training. MiRoad2Work.org is one of our programs, designed as a “one-stop shop” for information about apprenticeships, apprenticeship readiness services, and business opportunities.
STATE OF MICHIGAN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
The Workforce Development Agency's (WDA) vision is to promote 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.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
ApprenticeshipUSA offers employers in every industry the tools to develop a highly skilled workforce to help grow their business. For workers, ApprenticeshipUSA offers opportunities to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in high-demand careers. ApprenticeshipUSA exemplifies high standards, instructional rigor and quality training. Whether you are an employer looking to hire, train or retain a skilled workforce, or a worker looking for a new career in a well-paying occupation, ApprenticeshipUSA will help you achieve your goals.
MAT2®– the Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program – is an innovative, industry-driven approach to education. Developed in conjunction with global industry technology leaders to combine theory, practice and work to train a globally competitive workforce, MAT² addresses two critical issues facing the manufacturing and technology industries: a widening skills gap and an aging workforce. This initiative functions similar to an apprenticeship program, where students alternate between classroom instruction and on-the-job training, gaining the necessary hands-on skills and real-world experiences for them to become a successful and productive member of the workforce.
MICHIGAN’S HOT 50 JOB OUTLOOK
Michigan’s Demand Occupations Annual Job Growth Hourly Education & Training Beyond High School ... MICHIGAN’S HOT 50 JOB OUTLOOK THROUGH 2024
Story about jobs in Michigan that pay well without a four-year degree.
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. As CEO of the Foundation, Mike Rowe spends a significant amount of time speaking about the country’s relationship with work, highlighting the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for the most people. Through its scholarship programs, including the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to qualified individuals with a desire to learn a skill that is in demand. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in education for trade schools across the country.