The Northwest Michigan Adult Learning Partnership invites you to explore opportunities for education - whether it's earning a GED, improving math or reading skills, or moving on to college.  We're here to help.

How to use this website:

Why College? Read about the importance of a college education.

Are You Ready? Look at what it takes to attend college and be successful, then find out if you are ready.

Get Started: Find the training programs for you.

Colleges: Learn about the help that is available for adult learners at local colleges.

Why should you go to college? Because you can!

College isn't just about four year degrees: there are certificate programs as well as shorter-term degree programs. Many programs are flexible and allow you to take classes on the weekends, evenings, or online.

Take some time to think about your goals, then make a plan. We can help you through the process.

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Many people have done it! See others who were unsure about college, and are now well on their way.


Northwest Michigan WORKS! Learning Labs provide individual, computer-assisted instruction to out-of-school youth and adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, math, and keyboarding skills. Build your abilities and confidence in preparation for college.

Lab Locations

  • Cadillac
  • Benzie 
  • Kalkaska
  • Manistee
  • Petoskey
  • Traverse City

Click here to visit the Learning Lab website and obtain information about the lab nearest you.


Each Michigan WORKS! Service Center provides assistance to job seekers and local employers. Workshops offered include sessions on career planning, interviewing skills, job search strategies, résumé development and many other topics! Click the location below to view the workshops happening in your area."