By: Christopher Reilly, Macomb/St. Clair Employment and Training Agency (MSCETA) Director
Macomb County is home to more than 18,000 businesses. Since 2010, these businesses have added 15,000 jobs. As Macomb County helps drive the economic comeback of Michigan, many workers may be wondering what they can do to take advantage of this opportunity. It is the mission of Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! to improve the quality of the workforce in Macomb and St. Clair counties while enhancing the productivity and competiveness of those local employers and the employer base in Southeast Michigan.
The local Michigan Works! agency, operated by the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board, offers many comprehensive services designed to help job seekers access satisfying careers and help employers access a skilled local workforce. Michigan Works! offer programs that will prepare youth, unskilled individuals, and/or unemployed adults for reentry into the labor force. We also specialize in assisting individuals who are economically disadvantaged or who face serious barriers to employment to develop skills. We do that by offering customer driven training that leads to employment in high-demand occupations with the goal of economic self-sufficiency.
Michigan Works! offers a wide range of services including: workshops, free or low-cost training, job fairs, case management assistance, career assessment, specialized services and access to the Pure Michigan Talent Connect program. Some specialized services include veterans’ services, partnership with Michigan Rehabilitation Services and other community resources, prisoner re-entry, Senior Worker programs, Youth programs, Assistive Computer Stations, and more. The workshops include professional resume writing, interviewing, social media, electronic resume, job fairs, and more. Job seekers can receive assistance with improving their resumes and practicing mock interviews while obtaining overall assistance with their employment searches. Each service center has computers available, with staff assistance, for job seekers to search for employment. Resources like Pure Michigan Talent Connect, internet access, and resume maker are available. Dedicated business staff continuously work with local employers to develop jobs and address the employers’ needs in the skills of job seekers.
Anyone is welcome to visit the service centers and inquire about services. A common misconception is that our services are only for the unemployed. We offer many of our services free to the public and make them available on a walk-in basis. Those eligible may receive free or low-cost training, based on eligibility and the selected program. All five offices in the Macomb and St. Clair counties are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located at:
- Clinton Township Service Center, 43630 Hayes, Clinton Township 48038. 586-263-1501
- Mount Clemens Service Center, 75 North River Road, Mount Clemens 48043. 586-783-8700
- Port Huron Service Center, 100 McMorran, 6th Floor, Port Huron 48060. 810-966-3300
- Roseville Service Center, 15950 Twelve Mile Road, Roseville 48066. 586-447-9200
- Warren Service Center, 27850 Van Dyke, Warren 48093. 586-574-2170
If you’re interested in advancing your career or finding a new opportunity, contact us. To find out which of our locations is closest to you, call 586-469-5220. You can also follow us on Twitter @MIWorksMSC , like us on Facebook or connect with us on Linkedin. For more information, visit our website www.macomb-stclairworks.org.
About the author: Christopher Reilly is the director of the Macomb/St. Clair Employment and Training Agency (MSCETA), which offers assistance for those seeking entry-level jobs as well as those looking to re-enter the workforce. Reilly has a master’s degree in public administration from Oakland University and a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational development from Spring Arbor University. He grew up in St. Clair Shores and currently resides in Roseville.