Resources for trainees
Who can participate in free trainings?
Anyone who lives or works in Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, or Saginaw County. In some instances, your employer may arrange a training series for you and a team of other employees. But, that's not required! Whether you're looking to reskill, upskill, or gain additional skills, you are encouraged to sign up for trainings. As long as you verify residency in the counties listed above, you will receive free trainings and materials to gain industry and/or college credentials for whatever courses you select.
Please note: We are only enrolling individuals* with an annual income of less than $36,150** or an hourly income of less than $17/hour at this time.
*Individuals must submit a copy of their 2021 1040, 2022 W2 or 2 months worth of most recent timesheets and a photo ID to qualify for the program*
**Midland County residents can make up to $42,850 annually and qualify for the program**
How many trainings can I enroll in?
Participants can enroll in a maximum of 40 training hours.
How do I apply?
Because these free trainings are being offered through State and Federal programs, you will need to provide verification documents and other pieces of information during your application process. You can complete the entire application online.
Before you begin the online application, make sure you have these things to include:
Federal Tax Documents you filed in 2021 (or you will be asked to provide your annual income and attest to your truthfulness)
Photos of the front and back of your driver's license or Michigan ID.
Pay stubs for the past two months