Training Opportunities

​Oakland NEXT: Intern

Oakland NEXT Intern

Accelerate you learning and develop practical skills in your field of study. Internships allow young adults to network with industry professionals, while building their resume. Oakland County Michigan Works! will connect you to opportunities for professional growth and real-world learning with our Oakland County employer partners.

Program Benefits:

  • Potential to earn up to $350.00 in additional incentives
  • Bi-weekly paycheck
  • Supportive Services to enhance your success
  • Network with professionals in your chosen field
  • Significant amount of internship lead to full time job offers
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​Oakland NEXT: Young Professionals Program

Summer Young Professionals

Looking for a path to a rewarding career?

Oakland County Michigan Works! has several opportunities available for young adults between the ages of 18-24 who are interested in earning a free industry recognized certification or degree in a variety of fields.

Exciting Program Benefits:

  • Free tuition for eligible participants
  • Supportive services to enhance your success
  • Potential to earn up to $1,100 in additional incentives if goals met

Our trained staff can help you:

  • Explore career and education options
  • Create a resume
  • Complete online job application(s)
  • Practice for job interview(s)
Apply Online*
*Once your application is received, an Oakland County Michigan Works! staff member will contact you within 48 hours. You can also contact your nearest Oakland County Michigan Works! service center (on back).

Oakland NEXT: Logistics Technician Internship

Logistics Technician

LOGISTICS: One of the Fastest Growing Industries in Metro Detroit

From the automotive industry to Amazon, logistics professionals are more critical than ever, with supply chains and fulfillment companies delivering goods across the world in record volumes. 

Job opportunities in this field are booming, with a projected growth of four percent annual across the country through 2029, including Metro Detroit. 

Oakland County Michigan Works!, in partnership with Oakland Community College and PepsiCo, are offering a certified logistics technician training program, free to eligible candidates.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Commitment to 8-Week Training
  • Other eligibility factors may apply

Built-In Internship:

  • Earn $16- $21 per hour during training
    (hours and wages will vary based on company) 
  • Work alongside a mentor 
  • Gain hands-on experience

Earned Certifications:

  • Foundational Certified Logistics Associate (CLA)
  • Mid-Level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)
  • OSHA
  • IC3 Digital Literacy
  • NC3 Mike Rowe Work Ethics
Apply OnlineQuestions? Contact: Lina Gerchek at

Oakland NEXT: Truck Driver


Oakland NEXT Truck Driver

According to American Trucking Associations (ATA), nearly 75 percent of all freight in our country is moved by truck drivers. Job opportunities in this field continue to increase, with two percent projected job growth annually through 2029, generating an additional 30,600 jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Truck drivers earn from $14.21 - $30.83 per hour, depending on company and experience. 

Oakland County Michigan Works!, in partnership with several truck driving schools across the tri-county area, offers short-term training opportunities with tuition assistance available to eligible candidates. 

Training: Various Training providers are available in Oakland County. Candidates are able to select a school that is closest to their home and best suited for their needs.

Applicant Requirements:

  • 18-24 Years-Old 
  •  Copy of Current Drivers License 
  •  Additional Eligibility May Apply
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*Eligibility Requirements Apply

Additional Certificate Programs

young professionals

Complete a FREE certificate training program right from home

Qualified participants receive free tuition, with the opportunity to earn a certification. A free laptop computer is provided to each program participant, as well. In addition to obtaining a certification, participants can access financial management and career readiness courses online.

There are financial incentives for youth that complete all requirements. Job search assistance after completion of the program also is available.

Information Technology

PC Technician
(Average Wage: $19.76/Hour* )


CNC Operator

(Average Wage: $19.00/Hour*)

Health Care

Medical Front Office Administrator
(Average Wage: $17.17/Hour* )

Pharmacy Technician 
(Average Wage: $16.32/Hour* )

Medical Administrative Customer Service
(Average Wage: $16.69/Hour* )

*Source: O*NET

Apply Online

Once your application is complete, a Youth Coordinator will contact you directly within 24-48 hours!