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
Mustcareers.org – 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
Army National Guard
Air National Guard