Workforce Development Services
SEMCA is one of 16 Michigan Works! Agencies designated by the state to simplify the matchmaking process for employers and job seekers. SEMCA administers workforce development programs through contracts with agencies at seven (7) Michigan Works! Service Centers located in Monroe and Out-Wayne Counties. Michigan Works! provides career services to thousands of people each year. We integrate those facing barriers to employment into the labor force by providing job training and other employability support services that will result in…
- Increased levels of employment opportunities
- Wage earnings
- Enhanced educational and occupational skills
… thereby improving the quality of the workforce and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of Southeast Michigan. Through a statewide network of almost 100 Michigan Works! Service Centers, employers’ can find qualified candidates, and job seekers can learn about job opportunities and careers. Our commitment is to be the leader in coordinating and providing quality, comprehensive workforce development, employment and training services through a collaboration with business, education and other key local government and community organizations. We invest in our workforce today to ensure a strong and vibrant Southeast Michigan for tomorrow.
Job Seekers can access the following services through Michigan Works:
- Pure Michigan Talent Connect
- Work stations with internet access for job search
- Career assessments
- Employment and career search assistance
- Resume and interviewing workshops
- Specialized services for Veterans with barriers to employment
- Information on Training in high-demand occupations
Businesses can access the following services through Michigan Works:
- Candidate recruitment
- Pure Michigan Talent Connect
- Pre-screening applicants
- Interview facilities
- Funding for Incumbent Worker Training
- Skilled Trade Training Fund
- Funding for On The Job Training
- Employee outplacement assistance
- Access to Fidelity Boding Insurance
- And more…
Individuals seeking more information about Michigan Works! can call or visit one of our locations. If you do not live in the area, call 1-800-285-9675 to be automatically routed to the nearest location.
Michigan Relay Center callers dial 711.
Wayne County Head Start
SEMCA is the administrative entity for the Wayne County Head Start Program. Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.
The Head Start program provides grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.
Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN)
SEMCA is the administrative entity for the Workforce Intelligence Network. WIN is a southeast Michigan collaborative effort between nine community colleges, seven workforce boards and economic development partners to create a comprehensive and cohesive workforce talent system in Southeast Michigan that provides employers with the talent they need for success. For more information about WIN, please visit their web site.