West Michigan Works offer free job skill training

Workforce development agencies leverage emerging tech training to support equitable economic recovery

West Michigan Works recently announced it is opening enrollment in three free job skill training programs.

The training is a part of The Future of Work Grand Challenge, a $6 million national initiative designed to put more than 25,000 individuals (5,000 in Michigan) impacted by COVID-19 layoffs and closures back to work in the next 24 months using emerging technologies. The training programs will begin in May and will complete in 90 days or less. To be eligible to participate, individuals must be currently unemployed or underemployed, have access to the internet and a computer or smartphone and not have earned a college degree.