It’s no secret that Michigan has been facing a skills gap for a long time.
While various efforts have been put into place to improve career training, Michigan has still struggled to help adults who could use more training to advance their careers.
The Michigan Reconnect program will fill that gap while jumpstarting our economy at the same time.
Now a year into the pandemic, the need for an effort like that has never been more apparent. Michiganders have faced job loss and economic hardships. Michigan Reconnect will be a lifeline to get those people into better-paying jobs that will support their families.
Michigan’s 28 public community colleges have long offered affordable and convenient ways for people to learn. Whether a student is fresh out of high school and looking for an affordable pathway to a degree or they’ve been in the workforce for 20 years and want to try something new, community colleges are able to move their learning forward.