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This website is for people who live in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. To find your local Michigan Works! 



If you live in southwest Michigan and need support to accomplish your goals, you’ve come to the right place. Our team is here to get you started.

Work Experiences

Enrollment for our next cohort of work experiences* is going on now! Sign up below to get enrolled. Get connected to employers, get paid for your completion of the program, and get on your path to success.


Let us help you with:

  • Paid Work Experiences

  • Education

  • Training

  • Employment

  • Housing Assistance

  • Transportation

  • Food

  • Childcare

  • Work Clothes

  • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance


Enroll now and a member of our team will contact you soon with next steps.

* Please note that work experiences are for out of school youth only

Are you in school?

We still can help you! Fill out this form or check out other opportunities we offer below.

College Classroom

Are you interested in training or educational pathways? We can help you earn a certificate or degree in a high-demand field or you may be eligible for financial support for approved certificates or degree program.

Additional Programs to Help You Reach Your Training and Employment Goals

College Students

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.

Manufacturing Assembly


If you’re 16+ years old, an apprenticeship is a great option for you!  An apprenticeship combines paid work experience with classroom training. Highly skilled workers share their skills and knowledge on the job, in combination with lessons to make sure you master all aspects of the job. There are apprenticeships for nearly any job you can imagine, from manufacturing to professional trades.

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