(CBS DETROIT) — Good paying jobs usually requires good training and you are typically paid based on your skin set. To get more money into more pockets Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is announcing a plan to get adults the training they need for free.
“Regardless of whether you’re a democrat or republican, we can all agree on the importance of making sure every michigander has a path to a good paying job in our state,” said Whitmer.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: “Help Wanted!” Growing Woe for Business
It’s never too late to start over again and the Michigan Reconnect Program is giving residents of age a chance to do just that.
The program pays the tuition costs for eligible adults to get an associates degree from their in-district community college or learn a new skills at participating centers.
“I had some thoughts about going to Lansing Community College to obtain an associates degree but i couldn’t afford the pay and costs of the tuition and still support my kids at the same time. The Michigan Reconnect Program is a great opportunity for me to pursue my dream now,” said Shabaka Bailey.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department Holds Graduation Ceremony For Recruit Class 2021-G
The $30 million initiative gives over four-million people a shot at rediscovering who they want to be.
Qualified applicants must be at least 25-years-old, a Michigan resident for at least one year, and a high school graduate with no college degree.
“I’m also going to encourage all my friends to reconsider going back to school with the Michigan reconnect program,” said Bailey.MORE NEWS: Here's A Look At Weekend Construction Happening In Metro Detroit
You can submit your application here.