Shaping Today's Workforce for a Better Tomorrow!
Plan for Your Future! Get the education and skills you need to get a better job, start out in the workforce, or earn your GED or college degree! We can help!
The Michigan Works! Harriet Street Center offers a diversity of employment training programs for youth, ages 14 to 21. Our programs are designed to address the issues that may be holding you back and keeping you from accomplishing your goals. We offer you a place to explore your job interests and the opportunity to grow those interests into a satisfying career! We can teach you the life skills necessary to ensure your success.
We do this in two phases:
Phase 1: We develop an individualized plan identifying your skills, goals, and resources, and then connect you with the appropriate training to achieve your goals. We help you obtain employment by providing job leads and one-on-one career coaching.
Phase 2: This phase starts once you have completed your training and landed a job. We continue to offer support and guidance as you face challenges that may arise on the job and learn to balance your work and personal lives.
To participate in the youth programs, applicants must:
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen.
Register with the Selective Service (if male).
Meet the income requirements.
Be willing to work hard and make positive changes in your life!
FREE Services Offered:
One-on-one Career Coaching
Workshops on: How to Get a Job in a Tough Economy, Money Management, Child Care, The Power of You!, etc.
Labor Market Information
Professional Resume Development
Job Search Assistance
GED & Certificate Completion
Occupational Skills Training
Tuiton & Textbook Assistance
Computer Training and Use
Literacy Skills Training
Interview & Work Clothing
Assistance with Childcare
Limited Work Experiences
At the Michigan Works! Harriet Street Center, you will find representatives from various organizations who can assist you with Veteran's Services, literacy, rehabilitation, housing, and other issues that you may be facing.
In addition, the following resources are available at the Center (at no cost, of course!):
Copiers, fax machine, telephones, internet access
Michigan Talent Bank (Michigan job openings)
JobFit Style Assessment
Virtual Video Interviewing
What our customers are saying about us....
"I can't explain all the help I've been getting from this Program. I was stressed and hopeless to pursue my education and job, but they helped me get back on my feet. My life has been better because of them."
"Educational guidance, motivation, and leadership are what I found in the Older Youth Program."
"I am so grateful for their patience and time with me. It it has made me a better person inside and out."
"This Program was a life saver for me. Without it, I wouldn't be employed, I wouldn't be able to see, and I wouldn't have been able to get to my job. The advice, the drive, and the energy helped make the program a success for me."
For more information on programs and services for youth, please visit or call:
The Michigan Works! Harriet Street Center
304 Harriet Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
8 AM - 7 PM Tuesday
Michigan Works! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program that is supported by the State of Michigan, 1-800-285-9675. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.