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State Launches Michigan Reconnect Program Offering Free Tuition to Eligible Adults

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The new Michigan Reconnect program provides eligible adults age 25 or older with the opportunity to earn a tuition-free associate degrees or skills certificates at their local, in-district community colleges or select private training schools.

The goal is to help people prepare for in-demand careers in manufacturing, construction, information technology, health care and business management. This program is directly aligned with Oakand80 program and its objective of having 80 percent of the adults in Oakland County obtain a post-secondary degree or credential by 2030.

Persons can submit a Michigan Reconnect application at Reconnect button

If you are unemployed or are looking for a new job or career pathway, contact one of our Oakland County Michigan Works! locations at 1-800-285-WORK. Our trained Career Advisors can assist you with your job search, exploring training and education options, and changing careers. Services are available at no charge. 

Job Seeker Services

Free access to a computer lab to search for positions on Pure Michigan Talent Connect.

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 Michigan Resources

OLHSA Head Start –  The OLHSA Head Start is a program that services children ages 0-4 who live in Oakland County. Locations include Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, Oak Park, and more. A home based program for Early Head Start eligible children, which is ages 0-3, is also available.

The Child Tax Credit –  The American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and as of July 15th, most families are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action. The Child Tax Credit will help all families succeed.

Michigan.gov/StayWell – If you’re feeling emotional distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, get free, confidential support from a Michigan Stay Well counselor.

Dial 1-888-535-6136 and press “8”
The Stay Well counseling line is available 24/7.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 
If your household qualifies, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will provide:

  • Up to $50/month off your internet bill
  • Up to $75/month off for households on Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer
Michigan - Return to Work Playbook 

Going PRO in Michigan – Learn about some of Michigan’s most in-demand Professional Trades careers.

Pathfinder – Explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path right for you.

Michigan's Hot 50 through 2028 – Explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path right for you.

WIN Region Q3 2020 Labor Market Report – Employment Opportunities on the Rise in Q3 2020.

O*NET OnLine – O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Pure Michigan Talent Connect – Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent.

Adult Education Services Locator - Discover the hundreds of Adult Education programs and high school equivalency testing centers located throughout Michigan that are available to help you.