Individuals of all ages are encouraged to check out the Michigan Career and Education Pathfinder to explore careers and identify educational opportunities throughout the state. Pathfinder was recently updated to include credential information from other state agencies so users can see Michigan occupations that may have licenses or certificates connected to them and their outcomes. All of this information is intended to help students of all ages, parents, school staff and career counselors make informed choices about educational and career options.
Whether you are a young person seeking to understand careers, a student learner wanting to understand the next steps in your career, or an adult job seeker looking for employment opportunities, career exploration is a vital part of the process. Visit your local SEMCA Michigan Works! American Job Center or schedule a time to connect with a SEMCA Career Coach to explore high-demand, high-wage pathways during Career Exploration and Awareness Month.
Career Exploration and Awareness Month also ties into Michigan’s Sixty by 30 goal, which aims to increase the percentage of adults in the state with a postsecondary degree or credential by the year 2030. Michiganders interested in education beyond high school to gain the skills they need for rewarding careers are encouraged to explore free education and training resources like Skills to Work and the Michigan Reconnect program that provides free tuition to Michiganders age 25 and older.