Advantage: Apprenticeships Funding Program

Employers: Looking for a competitive edge, an advantage over your competitors that will pay dividends today and well into the future? Are you faced with staffing shortages and struggling to retain workers? A U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program may be the solution. Take advantage of the opportunity to expand your team to include apprentices eager to learn and contribute as loyal employees.

Career Assistance Program

Gives access to these quality resources at no cost: resumé writing, job search options, interview preparation and career coaching

Financial Fitness Program

Oakland County Michigan Works! is launching a brand new series of financial wellness workshops to help you address a variety of challenges and seize financial opportunities. There is something for everyone.

Topics include: credit and debt management, budgeting, investing, credit scores, paying for higher education, retirement planning, homeownership, elderly care, and more.

 National, state and regional experts lead the workshops, which are open to anyone who is interested in better managing their money

Food Assistance Employment and Training Program

Do you need food, job search or training assistance? Individuals with food, job search or training needs may volunteer to participate in the Food Assistance, Employment and Training Program, managed by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS).

Going PRO Talent Fund

$27 million in funding available across the state for FY2021. Employers — Get the money and resources you need to find and train talent. Learn how to apply at a free information session.


County Executive Coulter launched Oakland80 with a goal of having 80 percent of adults with a post-high school degree or credential by 2030. This will lead to residents earning higher wages and pursuing more in-demand careers while employers access highly-skilled talent for their workforce. Oakland80 is managed jointly by the County Executive’s office and workforce development division under the economic development department and is supported by a Task Force comprised of innovative leaders from education, business, and labor organizations.

Oakland County Clean Slate Program

You may qualify for free expungement assistance through Oakland County Clean Slate Program,for persons who have criminal records, expungement opens the door to better jobs, better housing and educational opportunities - a better quality of life.

Oakland County Childcare Scholarship

Struggling with Childcare? Apply today for a special scholarship from Oakland County to help cover this expense! Childcare is a challenge for many Oakland County families impacted by COVID-19. Eligible workers or those enrolled in qualified post-secondary education or credential programs are invited to apply for a special childcare scholarship from Oakland County, made possible through the American Rescue Plan.

Oakland NEXT

Take your online learning to the next level through Oakland NEXT. Qualified participants have the opportunity to earn a certification for free.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal program established under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015. The program provides multiple benefits to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports.

We are here to help you overcome challenges and reach your career goals.

Questions? Contact: 1-800-285-WORKS