Workforce & Career Services


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, migrants, seasonal farmworkers, and low-income individuals.


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
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

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.

Begin Your Journey to a Career in Tech Today

Start training for a tech career in Telamon’s Pre-Apprenticeship program. You can earn certification in Microsoft Office Works–in as little as 8 weeks–from one of the industry’s top trade associations, CompTIA.

Successful completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship program will help you move forward to Telamon’s 12-month Registered Apprenticeship Program where you can earn a credential and be placed with a reputable employer for on-the-job training.

Tech careers include:

  • Cyber Security
  • Tech Support Desk
  • IT Project Coordination

Learn More about CompTIA


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.

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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.


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 616-268-0484 Ext. 101 or fill out the form below.

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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 616-268-0484 Ext. 101 or fill out the form below.

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


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.



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

with us.


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

Together, we’ll explore


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


Kent County
  • Telamon MI Workforce and Career Services Sparta  • 1495 10 Mile Road Northwest, Sparta, MI 49345 (map) • 616-520-4620
Oceana County
  • Telamon Workforce & Career Services • 907 South State Street, Suite 105, Hart, MI 49420 (map) • 231-301-0807
Program Office
  • Telamon MI Workforce and Career Services Holland • 418 E. 8th St., Suite A, Holland, MI 49423 (map) • 616-307-8355
Van Buren County
  • Telamon MI Workforce and Career Services Paw Paw • 37458 West Red Arrow Highway, Paw Paw, MI 49079 (map) • 269-459-2300
Ingham County
  • Telamon Michigan Workforce and Career Services • 234 Wilson Rd, Room 236 East Lansing, MI 48823 (map) (located inside Michigan State University) • 517- 803-8279