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UP Michigan Works! awarded nearly $1.7M to support job seekers

Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) announced the recipients of grants to help get Michigan back to work. The Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP) grants have been awarded to 10 groups who will work as Regional Consortia to support individuals who are dislocated, underemployed, serving as essential workers, living in distressed rural and urban communities, or economically disadvantaged.

Among the 10 groups awarded is InvestUP board member Upper Peninsula Michigan Works, which was awarded $1,695,000 and is serving an estimated 450 participants. The MiLEAP funds will assist job seekers in transitioning from education and training programs to high-skill, high-wage careers, resulting in industry-recognized credential attainment and reduced educational debt. Read more here.

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