The Michigan Shifting Gears program is seeking applicants for its three-month career transition program beginning on January 21. Sessions will take place in Ann Arbor and the Great Lakes Bay region. Registration for the Winter 2014 session is open now through Friday, January 10.
"The program is designed to help experienced professionals, returning veterans, stay-at-home parents and others facing a career crossroads fine-tune their skills to fit the needs of small businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups...
Participants in Michigan Shifting Gears receive a professional career assessment and career coaching, attend eight days of workshops, participate in networking events, and take part in a three-day small business simulation. Participants are paired with volunteer mentors from the entrepreneurial community who work one-on-one to review their resumes, provide career advice, and help with their career transition....
Michigan Shifting Gears has an impressive rate of success, with 51 percent of graduates landing new jobs within three months of completing the program. Sixty-five percent of graduates land positions within six months, and 84 percent find work within nine or more months...."
For more info and to learn about the prerequisites for registering, click here