Michigan Works!
Berrien, Cass, Van Buren 

Michigan Works! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Michigan Relay Center: 711 Voice and TDD. Michigan Works! is a proud partner of American Job Centers. Supported by the State of Michigan and federal funds.

Contact MiWorks!

Phone: 1-800-285-WORKS

E-mail us: Email us

Visit MiWorks!

Benton Harbor Service Center

499 W. Main St.

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Paw Paw Service Center

32849 E. Red Arrow Hwy, #100

Paw Paw, MI 49079

Dowagiac Service Center

601 N. Front St., #A

Dowagiac, MI 49047

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Manufacturing Day 2019 is approaching quickly! This event is tri-county wide and involves school districts and employers from all over the area. If you're interested in being a part of this event, please click here to sign up!

Are you interested in teaming up with others in your industry to solve your most pressing problems?

The key to making smart investments in training, education, and business development services is understanding and supporting the industries in our region where job opportunities exist and businesses are expanding. By focusing our efforts on sector strategy, we are developing solutions to meet the needs of local employers.


It's our job to bring councils together to gather intel and create a thriving economy. Industry councils give like-minded businesses the opportunity to come together and solve shared challenges.








Recently, a council was formed with leading healthcare providers to create a registered apprenticeship for certified nursing assistants. Through these efforts, incumbent employees and new hires have the opportunity to “earn while they learn” an in-demand career! Council efforts will include expansion of applicable registered apprenticeships, promotion of healthcare careers, and creating continued learning opportunities. We're looking for healthcare professionals that are looking to recruit and train certified individuals. If that's you, please contact Erin Venno, Sector Relations Coordinator at (800) 285-WORKS, ext. 1165 or vennoe@miworks.org.




Michigan Works! also organizes and convenes the Career Education & Advisory Council (CEAC); a council including area educators (secondary and post-secondary), employers, parents, union representation, and workforce development. This council works collectively to develop education and training programs. For CEAC meeting dates, visit our public information page. 





We’re excited to continue expanding our reach and creating new councils in all of Southwest Michigan’s industries. If you’re interested in being a part of one of our councils, contact Erin, our Sector Relations Coordinator, at (800) 285-WORKS, ext. 1165 or vennoe@miworks.org.

Manufacturing is our region’s highest grossing industry. Together, this council will focus on creating partnerships, planning manufacturing-centered events, research projects, and applying for grants to promote manufacturing as a vital and vibrant career.

Upcoming Industry Events

Manufacturing (MFG) Day 2019 | October 4th, 2019

Held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.

Career Pathways Day | November 8th, 2019

9th grade students experience an interactive, hands-on career event highlighting CTE programs and the careers they lead to!