Training Programs

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  • ​Are you changing careers and in need of new training and education? 
  • Has your current industry expanded and you need to upgrade your skills?

We have programs available to assist you with the cost of tuition to go back to school and earn an industry-recognized credential in a high-demand occupation or industry!



 NPower MI - Training Opportunity

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  • ​16-week instructor-led virtual training

  • Opportunity for a paid internship or a project-based learning experience

  • Opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications: CompTIA A+ & IT Fundamentals+, Google IT Support Certificate and IT Generalist Apprenticeship credential

  • Exposure to Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon Web Services, and other leading technologies

APPLYING IS EASY | CLASSES BEGIN IN FALL

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Oakland County Michigan Works!, aligned with County Executive David Coulter’s goal of 80 percent of its citizens securing a post-secondary degree or advanced certification, offers a variety of education and training programs for people who are laid off or otherwise unemployed.

Our goal is to help you find your next position and reenter the workforce as quickly as possible. Most job growth in Oakland County is in the fields of advanced manufacturing, health care and information technology. Demand for talent in the skilled trades is among the highest in the nation.

 Training Program Calendar

 Available Training Programs

Computer Security Technician Training Program

Information technology and cybersecurity remain among the fastest growing industries in the country, with ample career opportunities in Southeast Michigan.

Oakland County Michigan Works!, in partnership with Oakland Community College, offers a no-cost, short-term Computer Security Technician Training Program to eligible students.

The entry-level training program features three classes and focuses on computer security, customer service, workplace skills and NC3 Mike Rowe. Upon completion, students earn certifications for positions as helpdesk technician, IT technician, helpdesk analyst and similar roles.
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Sterile Processing Technician

Metro Detroit’s healthcare industry is growing, with plentiful career opportunities. Sterile processing technicians are in high demand across Oakland County and play a critical role in hospitals and other medical facilities.

This entry-level position, which pays up to $20 an hour, can lead to a number of advanced career pathways with greater pay and responsibilities, such as a surgical technologist or clinical laboratory technician. 

Oakland County Michigan Works! and Oakland Community College offer a special training program for sterile processing technicians. We partner with several hospitals in the county that provide required clinical rotations. Students receive a certificate of program completion and the opportunity to take the Certification Board for Sterile Processing &
Distribution (CBSPD).


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Tuition Assistance

  • An Oakland County Michigan Works! Career Advisor will meet with you to assess your knowledge, skills, and abilities and help you determine your next steps.

  • Oakland County Michigan Works! partners with area community colleges, universities, and proprietary schools to offer tuition assistance through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs).

  • A list of training institutions and programs can be found at Michigan Training Connect
Contact your local Oakland County Michigan Works! to schedule an appointment for an orientation that will provide an overview of eligibility requirements, how to apply for financial aid, available programs, and next steps toward pursuing further education.

Henry Ford Health System Medical Assistant Apprenticeship

An Exciting Pathway Toward a Successful Career in Healthcare. Now is an ideal time to pursue a career in the healthcare, the largest industry in southeast Michigan. In fact, job prospects for medical assistants in the region are great. Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest in the area, has openings for hundreds of positions today.
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Tuition Assistance

  • An Oakland County Michigan Works! Career Advisor will meet with you to assess your knowledge, skills, and abilities and help you determine your next steps.

  • Oakland County Michigan Works! partners with area community colleges, universities, and proprietary schools to offer tuition assistance through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs).

  • A list of training institutions and programs can be found at Michigan Training Connect
Contact your local Oakland County Michigan Works! to schedule an appointment for an orientation that will provide an overview of eligibility requirements, how to apply for financial aid, available programs, and next steps toward pursuing further education.

Michigan Works! - Oakland Community College

Whether you are seeking short-term training through Economic Workforce Development or working with a Michigan Works! Agency, we are here to guide you through the process of becoming an Empowered OCC Student!

Learn more and get started at:  oaklandcc.edu/admissions/michigan-works.

Oakland NEXT - Training Programs

Complete a FREE certificate training program right from home. Qualified participants receive free tuition, with the opportunity to earn a certification

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CNC Machine Operator Training

  • Do you enjoy working with your hands and your mind?
  • Are you looking for gratifying work and portable skills with an in-demand career?

There is an immediate need for CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine operators, who make parts and pieces from raw materials. Learn more about this short-term, five-week training program that will prepare participants for entry-level CNC machine operator positions. 
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PLC and Robotics Technician Program

Advanced manufacturing is one of the fastest-growing, high-demand industry sectors in Southeast Michigan, with thousands of positions open annually. If you have the interest and ambition, Oakland County Michigan Works! and Oakland Community College offer no-cost training to qualified workers. 
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Did you know?

Certifications and licenses often can be obtained in less than a year. Many skilled trades can be learned through apprenticeships or short-term training. Tuition assistance also may be available. Some training programs even offer college credits. Vocational schools, career colleges and technical schools can save you money and time when compared to earning a two- or four-year degree. Explore these careers at MI Trade School.


 Oakland County Michigan Works! Locations