Colleges and Programs
Michigan Colleges – This is a very easy and useful resource to use relative to searching Michigan for a program of study that meets your career ambitions.
EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.
College Scholarships, Michigan – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.
Michigan College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.
Most Affordable Colleges in Michigan – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Michigan institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.
Pathfinder – This organization guides you to find on right path for schools and programs in Michigan. It’s basically an online career planning tool, however, the end-user perspective can be from a student, parent, teacher, or guidance counselor point-of-view.
Michigan Transfer Network – A valuable guide that will assist you in transferring credit to a Michigan college or university. This organization presents a, basically, four-step process that is concise and easy to understand.
Office of Postsecondary Financial Planning – Here is a convenient list of all the colleges and universities in Michigan with a direct link to financial aid offices.
Michigan DOE – As with any state’s government educational website, you can find so much information relative to your own public education needs. Food and nutrition, grants, meal programs, career and technical education, family engagement, teacher services and student assessment…..to name just a few. In addition, there is a handy list of ‘Top Topics’ available on the home page.
MI School Data – This website’s home page and subsequent tier pages are a bit “unorganized” relative to ease of end-user navigation. However, if you have the patience to drill down a little bit, the data rendered can be helpful and, actually, quite insightful.
Michigan Public Health Institute, Continuing Education – If you are looking to finish your high school diploma requirements, earn a certificate or participate in an independent study course, this organization works closely with the state health department and other Michigan organizations to sponsor events that support a continual learning endeavor.
Healthcare Pathways, Michigan – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Michigan relative to healthcare schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.
Michigan Virtual – Whether you are a high school student, college student, an educator or an administrator in a school system, this website has an enormous amount of information and resources for you. The focus of this organization’s purpose is online and personal learning. Courses, calendars, standards, assessment, research, policies…take some time to find what you need here relative to courses and programs.
Job Seekers and Career
Michigan Works – This site has extensive material relative to your job search, training and information about Michigan employers, events and news. Of particular interest in the guided step-approach to finding a job.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect – There is a great home page end-user interface on this website that will prompt you relative to the nature of your job search…..by employer, latest postings, keyword search.
Going Pro in Michigan – Here you will find some of Michigan’s most in-demand professional trade career opportunities. Specifically, skilled individuals are in high demand in healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and construction/automotive trades.
Choose Michigan – This website presents you with the opportunity to search career openings by industry. Technology, mobility, engineering, design, aerospace and healthcare are emphasized.
MIREAP (Michigan Regional Education Applicant Placement) – This online recruitment tool is provided as a service to state educators. The application process is based on one simple system that will allow you to apply to numerous job opportunities as they become open and based on criteria.
Michigan Civil Service Commission, Employment – Interested in employment in civil service? Take a look at this website for helpful information on testing, employment, benefits and career services.
State of Michigan Job Openings – ‘Shop’ here for state government sponsored internships, apprenticeships, employment and workshops.
MNA (Michigan Nonprofit Association) – Job and internship seekers, you may want to stop here and take a look at the current nonprofit postings.
MASA (Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators) – The most recent jobs within the Michigan school system are listed here for your convenience. Further searching on various parameters is available as well.
Michigan Construction, Jobs – This group is supported by Michigan community industry employers and educational programs that are looking for workers to help build Michigan. A multitude of construction job descriptions are available to help you find your niche. As well, a ‘sexiest job of the week’ is routinely posted.
MidMichigan Health – Featured jobs along with current job openings in healthcare and nursing are found on this webpage of the MidMichigan Health website.
Care for the Aging, Michigan – Memory care, skilled nursing, assisted living, and short-stay rehab along with certification requirements are available on this organization’s website. The job opportunities are located on the ‘Start Your Career’ feature as every facilities supporting long term care with potential job openings is listed.
Michigan Government Jobs – Here’s a handy-dandy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.
iHireConstruction, Michigan - – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Michigan, look no further than this search tool.
Leadership and Development
Michigan Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.
Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Michigan is what you need, look here!
Michigan Technology Integration Training Initiative – This .pdf document was prepared for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation prepared by Fouts & Associate, LLC. It is well worth the read as you get a very clear picture of the direction of and support being given to technology’s integration into the educational environment.
HCAM (Healthcare Association of Michigan) – This organization represents nurses and rehab communities (profit as well as nonprofit), medical care and hospital-based providers. It’s a great resources for any of these entities as information is easy to find and thorough.
Michigan Education Association – If you are an education professional in the state of Michigan, be sure to check out this organization. Self-governing and represents over 120,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher education employees.
Michigan Education Foundation – This organization is for those professionals passionate about quality K-12 education in the state. Its mission is focused on being a catalyst for the creation and growth of Michigan education foundations state-wide.
MAEOE (Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education) – This is a state-wide organization that supports professionals who are in the role of educating Michigan citizens in environmental literacy, stewardship and outdoor recreation.
MEEF (Michigan Education Excellence Foundation) – If you are an individual who likes to participate in fundraising to support educational initiatives, you may want to take a look at this organization. Designated initiatives for the purpose of improving and forming education in Michigan receive funds as allocated by this philanthropic group.
The Center, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Initiative – Blogs, events and classes depending on your support and service needs may be found on this website.
Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
Michigan Labor Law Posters – For your start-up business you will need to display certain notices advising employees of their rights in the workplace. This is a convenient website that provides you with posters for free download to meet state requirements.
Michigan Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.
How to Start a Business in Michigan – WOW! This site is a super resource for step-by-step instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.
Starting Your Business in Michigan – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Michigan business in 7 Steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.
Michigan Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.
Michigan Economic Development Corp. – Do you need help starting your business or wish to expand your existing business? MEDC can provide assist to you in the form of support and tools to drive job creation and investment. Also good information on taxes, incentives and partners can be found here.
Michigan State License Search – Use this convenient search tool to find out if your new venture requires a state license or search existing licenses list to see whether or not you need a license or permit.
BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your ‘due diligence’ start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.
Michigan SBDC (Small Business Development Center) – This .pdf file is a super helpful and extensive read on starting and operating a small business in Michigan.
Michigan Dept. of Military and Veteran Affairs – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.
Michigan Veterans Affairs Association – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.
The American Legion – Michigan – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.
Michigan State Veteran Benefits – The state of Michigan provides several veteran benefits and they are explained here.