For Job Seekers For Employers Contact Us

Find Your
Service Center

For a listing of Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers by county, select your county or enter your zip code.

Going PRO in Michigan

The need for professional trade talent has never been greater.

These highly skilled individuals are in extraordinary demand for careers in healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive.  To elevate the perception of professional trades and showcase the opportunities in a variety of rewarding careers, Going PRO in Michigan was created.

A sizable professional trades shortage exists in Michigan and is expected to continue through 2024. Professional trades will account for more than 500,000 jobs in the Michigan economy, and approximately 15,000 new job openings are expected annually in the state during that time. 

Professional trades let you leverage your talents, work ethic and know-how to do things that matter and often require less schooling and less debt than a traditional four-year degree. Professional trades also help design and build our future in jobs that are vital to keeping Michigan healthy, strong and growing. And while these individuals are making a difference in the community, they are also bringing home the kind of paycheck that will make a difference in their lives.  Employers in Michigan are now seeking talent to fill these roles more than ever before. With the skills you develop through professional trades careers, you can earn a great salary and benefits sooner than you imagined.

To learn more about how you can pursue a career in these fields go to the state's new website! You can also go to your local Michigan Works! organization and ask about meeting with a case manager to see if you qualify for training in a high demand career and get information about your local technical instruction trade school. See the high demand, high wage careers for professional trades in Michigan by clicking here.