Programs / Services

​Our goal is to engage Youth with opportunities that otherwise would not present themselves without their engagement and leadership within their community.

The Oakland County Michigan Works! Youth program offers the following services:

  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Tutoring and Study Skills resources
  • Alternative secondary school or dropout recovery services
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Training and Education Resources and funding
  • FASFA assistance
  • Workshops and Events
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Supportive Services
  • Follow-up Services
  • Guidance and Support through the Youth Specialists
  • Financial Literacy Education
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  • Local Lab
  • Labor Market Information

Other Services for Youth

Oakland County Michigan Works! is not alone in serving youth. On this page, you will find links to local and online resources.

Finding the Right Job for You

 My Next Move – Identify and/or explore career options. Search job options by key words, industry or interests

 O’Net Interest Profiler – Helps you to identify possible career options based on your interests

 mySkillsmyFuture – Identify career options based on your previous jobs – Information on apprenticeships in the trades

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.

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.

Applying to College

 KnowHow2Go – Information on how to go to college for Parents and Students

 About the SAT – College Board and The Scholastic Aptitude Test

 About the ACT – College Entrance Exam

 The Common Application – Help completing “common” applications for college

 JLV College Counseling – College admission and scholarship advice

Paying for College

 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Financial Aid for College

 Scholarship America – College Scholarship Information

 Raise Me – Micro-scholarships and College Search

Military Careers

 U.S. Army




 Army National Guard

 Air National Guard