Career Connect Newsletter: June 2021

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Career Connect Newsletter

June  2021

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Explore Your Options with Pathfinder

Interested in a specific career but not sure about the education or training you’ll need to be successful? The free Pathfinder online tool can help you make informed choices about educational and career options and plans to reach your goals.

Check out the Michigan Career and Education Pathfinder site today to explore careers and identify educational opportunities throughout the state.

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High school credential support is available

Did you know you can earn $6,000 more a year with a high school credential?

There are great resources available if you need an adult high school diploma, want to pass a high school equivalency test, or need to improve your math, reading, writing or English language skills. There’s even a High School Equivalency-to-School Voucher Program that can help cover the cost of one testing attempt!

Check out the Adult Education Services Locator tool to find approved programs near you.

Youth Employment Month

Celebrating Youth Employment Month!

Michigan celebrates Youth Employment Month in June, and it’s a great time for students to gain valuable skills for their future careers. Through seasonal or part-time employment, youth benefit from a boost in self-esteem and gaining access to potential references.

LEO supports young job seekers by providing them with resources to gain hands-on job experiences from plotting a career path, to finding a summer job, to connecting with an apprenticeship program.

Check out this article about how Oakland County MI Works! is helping place young Oakland County residents into paid internship and employment opportunities.

Michigan Works! agencies throughout the state help connect job seekers of all ages with employers looking for the talent they need to grow. Visit to find the One-Stop Service Center nearest you.   

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Earn an industry-recognized certificate from home

Community colleges across the state are offering industry-recognized certificate programs online for in-demand careers. The portal has links to community college online certificate programs offered throughout the state.

Explore your options and enroll now to prepare for your next career!

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Discover Apprenticeship in Michigan

If you’re looking for a career path that would allow you to EARN while you LEARN, Registered Apprenticeship may be for you!

Apprentices get paid work experience, related classroom instruction and a national industry-recognized credential upon program completion. They also avoid costly tuition debt and get a paycheck from day one while they build the right skills in a new career.

To learn more, visit Apprenticeship.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect Today!

There are MANY reasons to begin your job search at Pure Michigan Talent Connect. Here are just a few:

  • Creating an account is simple and FREE
  • You can upload or create a resume
  • You can customize your job preferences (to see remote/virtual positions and more!)
  • You can sign up to receive job notifications
  • THOUSANDS of great opportunities are available
  • Setting up an account, uploading your resume, and applying for jobs on PMTC all count as work search activities for unemployment benefits claimants!

Begin your search at

Employees Wanted

Job Seekers: Join LEO’s Team!

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is actively hiring for several positions – these are jobs that support Michiganders!

Current opportunities include Safety Officers, a Departmental Specialist for Community Outreach, Rehabilitation Counselors within Michigan Rehabilitation Services, and many more. 

If you're passionate about supporting our state's residents and businesses, explore State of Michigan job openings today!

Pure Michigan Talent Connect Career Events Calendar

Virtual Job Fairs: Approved work search activities

Did you know participating in a virtual job fair can serve as an approved work search activity for unemployment benefits claimants?

A schedule of upcoming virtual and in-person job fairs is available on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect Career Events Calendar. Among the upcoming events:

SEMCA Virtual Job Fair
(June 30, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

VeteranWorks Virtual Job Fair (veteran-focused event)
(July 2, Begins at 11:00 a.m.)

West Michigan Virtual Job Fair
(July 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Metro Detroit Career Expo (in-person event)
(July 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Be sure to check often for the latest job and career events.