Lose Your Job or Laid Off? Struggling to Find Work During the Pandemic?


Let us help you find your next step.

Have you been temporarily or permanently laid off from a job? Have you been struggling with unemployment for six months or longer? Looking for a career? A better job?

SEMCA Michigan Works! has programs that offer eligible job seekers opportunities for free training to start a new career in high-demand occupations such as advanced manufacturing, construction, health care and information technology.

Up to $5,000* is available for

  • On-the-job training
  • Pre-apprenticeship training
  • Registered apprenticeships
  • Short-term and virtual training programs
  • *based on eligibility and availability of funding

    Potential training program options

    Some training programs can even offer college credits. Supportive services may be available to assist with completing training.

    Advanced Manufacturing

    • Robotics Technicians, Mechatronics, CNC Technicians, Robotic Welders/Soldering

    Health Care

    • Medical Billing, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT)

    Information Technology

    • CyberSecurity, Info Technology & Security


    • CDL Licensing

    Contact a SEMCA Career Coach

    Eligibility requirements

    To quality for funding job seekers must fall into one of the following categories:

    • A displaced spouse of a member of the armed forces
    • Receiving Public Assistance
    • COVID-19 Essential Worker
    • An individual who is unemployed or significantly underemployed
    • Unemployed for 27 or more consecutive weeks
    • An individual unlikely to return to work or laid off due to a plant closure or substantial layoff

    Take the first step

    Now is an ideal time to start a new career in a growing industry with plenty of job openings in Monroe and out-Wayne County. Call to schedule a visit at a SEMCA Michigan Works! American Job Center near you to take the first step.

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