West Michigan Works!
West Michigan Works! is part of the statewide Michigan Works! system, serving the employers and job seekers of Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon and Ottawa counties.
In partnership with employers, educators, economic developers and community organizations, we work to create a qualified workforce that meets our region’s current and future talent needs and fuels our shared economic future.
OUR COMMITMENT: Recent events highlighting the routine and perpetual inequities that people of color continue to face have reignited new frustrations about the lack of progress we’ve made in changing systems that perpetuate prejudice, bias and inequity.
November 15-19 is National Apprenticeship Week
National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to highlight the benefits of apprenticeship – for both employers and workers!
BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYERS
A Registered Apprenticeship program is a proven, industry-driven training model that can help you build a highly-skilled workforce, reduce turnover costs, and improve productively.
West Michigan Works! offers apprenticeship development in our region’s high-demand industries: health care, advanced manufacturing, construction, IT and agribusiness.
BENEFITS FOR WORKERS
Registered apprenticeships are paid work experiences that give workers the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a high-demand job and the opportunity to pursue a career in a high-demand industry.
We talked to four West Michigan apprentices about their experiences…
You May Be Able to Expunge a Prior Conviction
Do you have a prior criminal conviction?
Is your conviction preventing you from finding a job or starting a career?
The Clean Slate law makes it possible for more people to petition for an expungement. An expungement removes convictions from your public criminal record.
Join our Team!
- Paid Holidays
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Vacation & Sick Time
- Medical, Dental & Vision
- Life Insurance
- Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Pension Benefits
West Michigan's Hot Jobs! List
NUMBER OF HIGH-DEMAND JOBS
$13 - $89
AVG STARTING SALARY RANGE
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