Troy Michigan Works is an integrated one-stop offering seamless access to state and federally funded job training programs that prepare eligible youths, adults, and dislocated workers for participation in the labor force and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation's economy.

We offer career exploration, counseling, assessment, training, and many other services that result in increased employment and earnings for job seekers.

Youth Program
Youth Program provides paid work experience, tuition assistance, mentoring and real life learning opportunities to eligible youths. The program stresses education and job experience as prerequisites to a successful future. Applications are being accepted for high school seniors (17-18 years old) from low income families. To apply, please complete the Youth Application and return it to Jill in person, by email, or snail mail.   If you have questions or want additional information, please email or call Jill at 248-823-5126.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
The TAA Program provides aid to workers from Trade Certified Companies who have lost their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of foreign trade.  If your company is not listed in the USDOL data base, you can petition for trade certification for your company and co-workers.

TAA offers a variety of benefits and re-employment services to assist unemployed workers in preparing for and obtaining suitable employment.  Eligible workers may qualify for Occupation Training/Tuition Assistance, Job Search Allowances, Relocation Allowances, Health Care Tax Credits, RTAA, and Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA).

Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH)
Eligibility and referral for the PATH program is determined by Department of Human Services (DHS). The program is designed to help welfare recipients find employment and resources to reduce welfare dependency and achieve self-sufficiency.

Training/Tuition Assistance
Short-term On-the-Job (OJT) and vocational classroom training funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is designed to provide dislocated workers, unemployed, and underemployed adults with career training and skill upgrades.  Note:  Training in longer-term degreed programs is not available at this time.  Funding is limited and attendance at an orientation is required. For more information or to be placed on a wait list, email Kathy Molesa.

Parameters of Classroom Training:

-Training must be completed and paid in full by June 30, 2015.
-Training cannot exceed $4,000.
-Training must be for a specific job title in a growing sector of the economy.
-Training must be comprehensive and end with a marketable credential.
-All curriculums must be listed on Oakland County's approved training list.
-Curriculums and training vendors must appear on the Career Education Consumer Report website. Vendors must accept ITA's
(Individual Training Accounts).

Examples of short-term vocational training that meet criteria listed above:

Skill Upgrade: You must have relevant, current, and paid experience in your field of work to qualify for a skill upgrade.

IT (Information Technology) Classroom Training and Certification - skill upgrade only

PMP Preparatory Course and Certification - skill upgrade only

Six Sigma/Green Belt/Black Belt - skill upgrade only

Mechanical Drafter - skill upgrade only and cannot cross-train in various software

Microsoft Office - skill upgrade only

SHRM Certification - skill upgrade only

Who qualifies for the WIA Program?

Important Notice!!! If you were previously trained through a job training program at Michigan Works, i.e. No Worker Left Behind, you are not eligible for additional training under the Workforce Investment Act.

Adults who are 18 and older and can document their status as US citizens or eligible non-citizens, and
-Are currently unemployed
-Have received a lay-off or termination notice, or
-If employed, have a family income of $40,000 or less.

If I qualify for the WIA Program, am I entitled to free tuition?

WIA is not an entitlement program. All interested persons who meet the eligibility criteria will be given assessments to see if they have the aptitude, skills and ability to:
-Pursue and successfully complete a short-term occupational certificate program in a high-demand occupation or industry.
-Secure and maintain employment in Michigan at a living wage in the area for which trained.

Assessment is a process that involves testing, employer and occupational research, and a demonstration of commitment by the applicant to the goals and requirements of the program. Personal accountability and compliance with program parameters will also be taken into account when determining whether or not an individual is enrolled in WIA.

Funded By:
L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive
Oakland County Workforce Development Board
Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Aides and auxiliary services are available upon request. TTY 771