Workforce & Career Services

    Michigan

    Workforce & Career Services creates hope and prepares people of all ages for more competitive jobs. Our customers want to identify more promising career paths that fit their skills and interests. We serve youth, veterans, migrants and seasonal farmworkers, low-income individuals, people experiencing homelessness, and other special populations.

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    NATIONAL FARMWORKER JOBS PROGRAM

    Become self-sufficient during lean times.

    In partnership with the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), Telamon provides services that educate, train, or prepare eligible farmworkers for other jobs. Our trained staff members work one on one with you to develop a plan to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. The programs can help you identify career paths and assess your skills and interests.

    Services include:

    • Career counseling
    • Job and classroom training
    • Customized training programs
    • Remedial education and GED preparation
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
    • Skill upgrades and occupational credentialing
    • Job placement

    You can also turn to Telamon for help finding work through on-the-job training, local market information, and job placements. Bilingual services are available in many of our offices.

    The U.S. Department of Labor funds this program.

    How to sign up for NFJP services.

    Wondering if you are eligible for NFJP services? You may be if any of these apply to you.

    • Are you authorized by the Attorney General to work in the United States, and an eligible farmworker or a dependent of an eligible farmworker?
    • Have you, your spouse, or a family member done any of the following in the past 24 months:
      • Worked in packing, picking, processing, or grading fruits or vegetables, or worked in an orchard or vineyard?
      • Worked at a fish, poultry, cattle, horse, deer, or pig farm?
      • Worked on preparing soil, planting, harvesting, transplanting, trimming, or hoeing with plants, orchards, or trees?
    • Are you authorized to work in the United States?
    • Are you enrolled in Selective Service, if applicable?

    If you answered “yes” to some of these questions, you may qualify for our services. There are many related jobs that may qualify as agricultural work.

    Contact Telamon and a staff member will personally pre-screen you to find out if you or your family member could qualify for our program.

    Interested in NFJP services?
    Contact the office in your area or fill out the contact form below.

     

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    YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM

    Build skills that lead to success as adults.

    Telamon provides services for youth between ages 16 and 24 via our National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). Telamon can help you build skills that lead to success as an adult. Our program offers you the resources and personal support to make good career and life decisions.

    This program emphasizes:

    • Dropout prevention and completion of high school or its equivalent
    • Development of leadership skills and positive behaviors
    • Preparation for the world of work

    You receive an individualized plan that reflects your unique goals and needs. You get support through counseling, adult mentors, educational tutoring, group activities, work experience, and occupational skill training.

     This program is funded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

    Interested in knowing more?
    Contact 517-323-7002 Ext. 101 or fill out the form below.

    LA COSECHA

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    A training program for Latino farmers.

    The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, also known as La Cosecha, is a three-year project with Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology, the US Department of Agriculture and other local partners. The program is designed to increase participation of Latino blueberry growers in USDA sponsored programs and improve farming practices and profitability through education and training of business management principles. Training occurs through workshops, one-on-one training, and safety practices. Offered in Southwest Michigan, La Cosecha is offered on weekends and evenings, and is available in English and Spanish.

    Interested in learning more? 
    Contact 517-323-7002 Ext. 101 or fill out the form below.

     

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    MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RE-INTERVIEW PROGRAM

    Ensuring that quality education is accessible to all.

    Telamon is committed to ensuring that all children receive high quality public education. Through a partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, we help to re-verify eligibility of identified migrant children for migrant education services.

    Interested in knowing more?
    Contact 517-323-7002 Ext. 101 or fill out the form below.

    The process is funded by Michigan Department of Education (MDE)

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    TELAMON FARMWORKER IDA PROGRAM

    Get help with college expenses, launch your financial future.

    The Telamon Farmworker Individual Development Account (IDA) program was established in 2014 to provide funding for eligible NFJP participants enrolled in Michigan State University’s College Assistance Migrant Program (MSU CAMP). The Individual Development Accounts are matched savings accounts that enable participants to save, build assets, and enter the financial mainstream. Once IDA participants saves $500 in their IDA accounts, they receive $4,000 in match money for post-secondary educational expenses ( 8:1 match).

    The program is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services

    Interested in knowing more? 
    Contact 517-323-7002 Ext. 101 or fill out the form below.

    CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

    Enroll in one of our Workforce & Career Services programs.

    Telamon staff members will provide the required forms, answer all of your questions, and guide you through the documents you need to apply.

    Contact
    us.

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    Call the office in your area, or use the contact form to get in touch.

    Meet
    with us.

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    The next step is a one-on-one consultation, so we can talk about your interests and our services.

    Together, we’ll explore options.

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    We’ll see if you are eligible for our services and which program might work for you.

    OUR SERVICES ARE FREE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY.

    Call an office in your area or fill out the contact form below.
    Kent County
    • Telamon MI Workforce and Career Services Sparta  • 1495 10 Mile Road Northwest, Sparta, MI 49345 (map) • 616-520-4620

     

    Ottawa County
    • Telamon MI Workforce and Career Services Holland at Michigan Works • 121 Clover Street, Holland, MI 49424 (map) • 616-396-5160

     

    Van Buren County
    • Telamon MI Workforce and Career Services Paw Paw at Michigan Works • 32849 Red Arrow Highway, Paw Paw, MI 49079 (map) • 269-459-2300

     

    State Administrative Office
    • Telamon Michigan Workforce and Career Services • 416 North Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48912 (map) • 517-323-7002

    CONTACT US TO SEE HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
    TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.


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