Macomb County to Offer Free Career Training

Looking to discover or embark on a new career? Macomb County is offering free career training in the high-demand fields of healthcare and engineering.

Funded by a $515,000 “Regional Talent Innovation Grant” from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and $906,000 of Community Development Block Grant – CARES Act funds, Macomb County and its partners will offer free training, tuition, and materials for income-eligible individuals.

Eligible students will be low- to moderate-income individuals who have experienced a COVID-related hardship with an interest in increasing their earning potential in a high-demand field.

Coursework will be provided by Macomb Community College and focused on two key sectors with several credentialing options:

Health Care: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Dental Assistant, Laboratory Assistant, Phlebotomy

Engineering & Advanced Technology: Controls Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Robot Programmer, Robot Technician, Class A CDL Truck Driving, Marine Maintenance Technician

The ability to earn a credential in each of the offered programs ranges from 4-to 17 weeks. Tuition assistance also covers the costs of any needed books, supplies, and/or testing fees.

For more information about the program and access to an application, visit