Michigan Works! can register you for the America's Promise CATALYST Program to pay for your training.

Are you interested in CNC, CAD, Robotics, Automation or Advanced Manufacturing?

What is the America's Promise CATALYST?

America's Promise Catalyst is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Division managed by the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) and its partners. Advance Michigan Catalyst aims to train unemployed and underemployed residents of Southeast Michigan to prepare them for careers in robotics and automation. The grant’s training industry focus include robotics technicians and engineers, CAD, CNC/CCMTO technicians, mechatronics, photonics, industrial maintenance, electro-mechanical, industrial and mechanical engineering technicians, commercial/industrial designers and robotic welders/soldering.


For more information:

Go to a Michigan Works! Service Center near you.
Find a Michigan Works Service Center in the SEMCA Region (out-Wayne County and Monroe County).
Find a Michigan Works! Service Center anywhere in the State of Michigan.

OR call: 1–844-80-SKILL (1-844-807-5455) and say that you are interested in the America's Promise CATALYST Program, and that you need help locating a service center near you.



To receive training services funded through the DOL America’s Promise grant, the individual must:

    • Be a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen,
    • Be 16 years of age or older,
    • Not currently enrolled in a school within a local educational agency, and
    • Be registered with selective service (if applicable).


    The participant must be unemployed, underemployed, or an incumbent worker.

      • Unemployed worker: an individual who is without a job and who is seeking employment and is available to work.
      • Underemployed worker: This term refers to individuals who are not currently connected to a full-time job commensurate with the individual’s level of education, skills, or wage and/or salary earned previously, or who have obtained only episodic, short-term, or part-time employment.
      • Incumbent workers: This term refers to individuals who are employed, particularly in lower-skill, lower-wage, and front-line jobs, but need training to upgrade their skills to secure full-time employment, advance in their careers, or retain their current occupations in an H-1B occupations and industries. **Incumbent workers are workers who typically are employed in lower-skilled and/or entry level positions and where attaining new skills and competencies could help advance them into middle- and high-skilled jobs. The training provided to incumbent workers is developed with an employer or employer association.