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Education is the first step to landing your next job. Let’s get started.

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Bridge Academy of Southwest Michigan

The Bridge Academy of Southwest Michigan serves grades 9-12 and is located inside the Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren facility in Benton Harbor, allowing you to access a variety of wrap around services, career exploration, and access to additional support along the education journey.

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YouthBuild of Benton Harbor

If you're 16-24 and living in Benton Harbor, you can earn money while receiving education and training. Once enrolled, youth can earn a certification in competitive industries, receive supportive services and start an apprenticeship or begin their career.

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Adult Education

This is for Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Counties only

Be on your own individualized plan and work at your own pace in our learning labs. We also have resources to help you work on your GED preparation from home.

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Monday through Thursday

For more information:

(269) 927-1064 x11122

Michigan Works! focuses on helping those in our community get the education and training they need to pursue a successful future.


Click here to learn more about training options for you!

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Young Adult Opportunities

We can help young adults that live in southwest Michigan and need help with education, training, employment, transportation, food, childcare and more.

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"After I got my GED, the follow up was regular and consistent and so many opportunities were provided to me to explore my next steps. I am very grateful to The Bridge Academy, and am very excited to begin my journey at Wolverine! I am also grateful that I am able to set this example for all 7 of my siblings and my friends and peers. I want them all to see that if you work hard and focus on the future, you can do anything you want!”

- Christina, 2019 Bridge Academy Graduate

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