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MEDC | Scholarship Initiative Helps Michiganders Attend College or Skills Training Tuition-Free

Michigan Business Network
February 8, 2021 5:00 PM


Scholarship initiative offers opportunity to earn an associate degree or skills certificate

This past week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the launch of the $30 million Michigan Reconnect program, to ensure that more than 4.1 million Michiganders who are 25 or older and do not have a college degree will have an opportunity to earn a tuition-free associate degree or skills certificate.

Michigan Reconnect will pay the cost of tuition for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at their in-district community college. The program also offers skills scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition through more than 70 private training schools with 120 programs that offer certificates in high-demand careers in industries such as manufacturing, construction, information technology, healthcare or business management.


International Trade Webinar: Doing Business in Canada

MEDC's Director of International Trade Alyssa Tracey and Nancy Ward, Director of the Michigan Canada Center will host a live conversation on Thursday, February 11 at 1 p.m. to discuss key things to know about doing business in Canada. The conversation will also include takeaways and insights for entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to break into the global market.


Putting Values into Practice to Prioritize Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As Black History Month begins, MEDC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Aileen Cohen reflects on MEDC’s efforts to demonstrate its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion – and looking ahead to ensure it is continuing to create a more equitable and resilient economy for all.


Additional Resources Available Online

Access additional COVID-19 resources for businesses and communities by visiting michiganbusiness.org/covid19Read more about programs supporting economic recovery for Michigan businesses by visiting michiganbusiness.org/covid19response.

Visit michigan.gov/coronavirus to find other valuable resources for employers, workers, residents and communities.

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