Michigan Works! Association webcasts are recorded so they can add value long after they have ended. Please browse topics below for the latest in best practices, research and policy support.

Users may access 2014 and 2015 trainings at no cost.

 

 

On-Demand Training: 2015

November 10, 2015

RESEA Q & A Dialogue

Presented by: Barb Emmons, Senior Departmental Analyst, Welfare Reform - Wagner Peyser Section, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Chris Strevel, Departmental Manager, Welfare Reform - Wagner Peyser Section, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Paula Eklund, Departmental Manager, OSMIS-Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Claire Gabbara, Human Resource Developer, Unemployment Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

Moderated by: Janet Bloomfield, Director of Policy, Michigan Works! Association

November 4, 2015

FAE & T Program Changes Dialogue

Presented by: Lisa MacLeod, Senior Analyst, Welfare Reform Section, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

Moderated by: Janet Bloomfield, Director of Policy, Michigan Works! Association

October 28, 2015

Trade Adjustment Assistance - TAARA of 2015 Implementation

Presented by: Tammy Flynn, TAA Manager, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Jimelle Blakley, TAA Specialist, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Jay LaNew, TAA Analyst, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Kelly Jackson, TAA Analyst, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

September 22, 2015

The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program 

Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Activity Training Manual

Presented by: Paula Eklund, Departmental Manager, OSMIS, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Chris Strevel, Departmental Manager, Welfare Reform-Wagner Peyser Section, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Barb Emmons, Senior Departmental Analyst, Welfare Reform-Wagner Peyser Section, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Claire Gabbara, Human Resource Developer, Unemployment Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

September 1, 2015

Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015

Presented by: Tammy Flynn, TAA Manager, Jimelle Howard, TAA Specialist & Kelly Jackson, TAA Analyst, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

August 13, 2015

Skilled Trades Training Fund

Presented by: Patty Vanaman, Rick Fisher, Jay LaNew, Melissa Bramble and Carmela Buchanan, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan

July 14, 2015

Food Assistance Employment & Training (FAE&T) Program: Are You in Compliance?

Presented by: Lisa MacLeod, Senior Analyst, Welfare Reform Section, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan/Dawn Sweeney, Food Assistance Program Manager, Department of Health and Human Service, State of Michigan/Heidi Norfleet, Employment & Training Specialist, Department of Health and Human Service, State of Michigan (Recorded)

June 26, 2015

Pure Michigan Talent Connect for Administrators

Presented by: Natalie Hoover, Department Analyst, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

June 24, 2015

Pure Michigan Talent Connect for the Job Seeker

Presented by: Natalie Hoover, Department Analyst, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

June 25, 2015

Pure Michigan Talent Connect for the Employer

Presented by: Natalie Hoover, Department Analyst, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

June 16, 2015

Meeting Industry Needs through USDOL Registered Youth and Adult Apprenticeships 

Presented by: Christopher Knapp, Industry Talent Director, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Marcia Black-Watson, Industry Talent Director, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Russell Davis, Michigan State Director, United States Department of Labor – Office of Apprenticeship (Recorded)

May 19, 2015

Tools of the Trade

Presented by: Matt Shilling, Financial Manager, Office of Audit & Finance, Arica Smith, Financial Analyst, Office of Audit & Finance, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

May 14, 2015

A Bridge Card is Still Not An Acceptable Source Documentation: WIA Data Validation Tools, Tips, and FAQs

Presented by: Chelsea L. Mates, State Coordinator, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)  

April 21, 2015

OSMIS for TAA

Presented by: Paula Eklund, MIS Manager, Sharon Wiegand, MIS Analyst, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

March 4, 2015

MIS for PATH

Presented by: Sharon Wiegand, MIS Analyst, Workforce Development Agency; Joe Billig, MIS Manager, Workforce Development Agency (Recorded)

January 20, 2015

H-2A and the Role of the One-Stop

Presented by: Belen Ledezma, Director of Migrant, Immigrant and Seasonal Worker Services, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

January 8, 2015

Leveraging MEDC Talent Enhancement Resources for Your Customer

Presented by: Joe Quick, Manager, Talent Programs, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (Recorded)

 

On-Demand Training: 2014

July 23, 2014

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Briefing

Presented by: Rochelle Daniels, Assistant County Attorney, CareerSource Broward, City of Pembroke Pines (Recorded)

April 29, 2014

Michigan’s Foreign Labor H-2A for Michigan Works! Staff

Presented by: Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

March 18, 2014

Career Education Consumer Report (CECR) and ITA Policy Updates

Presented by: Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

January 29, 2014

Michigan’s Workforce Development System

Presented by: Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

January 17, 2014

TAA 2014 Reversion

Presented by: Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

October 1, 2013

Veteran Staff Transition 

Presented by: Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

March 26, 2013

Work Opportunity Tax Credits 

Presented by: Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

March 3, 2013

Rapid Response, Lay Off Aversion and Incumbent Worker Funding

Presented by: Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

January 30, 2013

Update and Discussion on State and Local Implementation of the Michigan Industry Cluster Approach

Presented by: Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan (Recorded)

The Association

The 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 and 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 U.S. and is an integral partner in developing Michigan’s economic future. The system is demand driven, locally responsive, and ready to meet 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.