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Michigan Reconnect

GOCC supports Michigan’s Reconnect program offering adults tuition-free degree options

Glen Oaks announced that it will serve as a champion to support the Michigan Reconnect program unveiled earlier this year in Lansing to help address a widening skills gap within the state’s workforce.

Hundreds of leading Michigan business, community and legislative leaders say Reconnect is exactly what state employers need to alleviate the shortage of highly skilled and capable workers.

Glen Oaks invites you to learn more about Michigan Reconnect including eligibility, how to apply, and more via Zoom. Sign up at a time convenient for you by visiting:, and clicking on the Michigan Reconnect banner.

“We believe Michigan Reconnect will not only help individuals and families pursue their dreams, but it will also help build a strong economy that requires a talented and modern workforce to compete for the jobs of the future,” said Dr. David H. Devier, Glen Oaks president.

As a champion, Glen Oaks has committed to spreading the word about the opportunity Michigan Reconnect is providing for eligible adults locally and statewide.

The program is specifically designed for residents who are 25 years or older and have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent. Michigan Reconnect will help pay the costs of tuition or training for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate or technical degree.

The program also offers skills scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition at more than 70 private training schools with 120 programs to earn certification in manufacturing, construction, information technology, health care or business management.

In order to be eligible for Michigan Reconnect, adults must meet the following criteria:

• Age 25 or older

• High school graduate or equivalent

• Michigan resident for at least one year

• Not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor’s)

Michigan Reconnect pays the remaining balance of tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid have been applied.