Career Connect Newsletter: July 2021

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Career Connect Newsletter

July  2021

SNAP Perkins Flyer

Food Assistance for College Students

Low-income college students in Michigan who are enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs may be eligible to receive food assistance benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

To apply for SNAP benefits, visit

To learn more abou the program, read this update on the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services website.

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 Administrative Assistants, a Michigan Career and Technical Institute Manager, 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!

Career Explorer

Check out Career Explorer on PMTC

The new Career Explorer tool in Pure Michigan Talent Connect provides personalized career and education data that is tailored to your individual needs.

Career Explorer leverages job postings from PMTC, as well as training and education from Michigan Training Connect and Pathfinder. The result? Employment and training recommendations based on information and data that is relevant to YOU.

Career Explorer looks at:

  • Your previous work experience
  • Job postings relevant to you
  • Comparisons to other and your past jobs
  • Employment and educational opportunities applicable to you

Access the Career Explorer tool by logging into your Pure Michigan Talent Connect account or creating a free account at

Stephanie Beckhorn

Apprenticeship Expansion

Last week, Governor Whitmer announced $10 million in statewide Apprenticeship expansion. If you’re looking for a career path that would allow you to EARN while you LEARN, Registered Apprenticeship may be for you!

Registered Apprenticeships provide you with paid work experience, related classroom instruction and a national industry-recognized credential upon program completion. Avoid costly tuition debt and get a paycheck from day one while building the right skills in a new career.

To learn more, visit

Workforce at Work podcast screenshot

Podcast for Job Seekers

A new podcast from Michigan Works! Southeast (MWSE) aims to help local job seekers and employers better understand Michigan's rapidly changing job market. MWSE Executive Director Shamar Herron serves as host for the show, which is called "Workforce@Work."

In the latest episode - from smart thermostats and refrigerators, it seems like everything is connected to the internet! Rich Chang discusses the possibilities – and risks – of the “Internet of Things.”

Michigan Reconnect logo

Michigan Reconnect Skills Scholarship

The Michigan Skills Scholarship program is now accepting new applicants. The scholarship provides up to $1,500 to aid in tuition coverage at a private training school or program for adults 25 years and older seeking a skills certificate.

The scholarship is part of the Michigan Reconnect program and offers certificates in five high-demand professional trade careers in industries: business management, construction, healthcare, information technology and manufacturing.

The scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 1,000 applicants who enroll with an eligible training provider.

To learn more and apply for the Skills Scholarship, visit

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Refresh Your Resume

You want to go after that next job – but is your resume ready? Your resume is the first impression employers have of you, even before an interview!

Here’s a helpful 12-minute video, courtesy of Detroit at Work, that provides important tips for improving your resume.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect Career Events Calendar

Virtual & In-Person 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:

GST Michigan Works! Resource Fair (in-person event)

(July 23, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Meridian Magnesium Job Fair (in-person event)

(July 26, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Patient Attendant Virtual Hiring Event

(July 26, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Inpatient Unit Clerk Virtual Hiring event

(July 27, 10:00 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.