A Force for Michigan Job Makers.

The Association

Michigan Works! Association was established in 1987 to provide services and support to Michigan’s Workforce Development System. Through the Association, members can access timely, relevant professional development opportunities to ensure high-quality programs for all customers.

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The System

The Michigan Works! System is the first unified workforce development system in the country and is an instrumental partner for developing Michigan’s economic future. The system is demand driven, locally responsive, and ready to respond to the needs of each community. Every year, the Michigan Works! System serves nearly four million customers.

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History Of Innovation

A visionary process that spanned several decades, covering both Democratic and Republican administrations, culminated in 1996 with the creation of the Michigan Works! System— the first statewide, unified workforce development system in the country. Today, the Michigan Works! System serves as a model to other states and countries and has been emulated based on its widespread and long-standing success.