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Friday, May 21, 2021

70,000 MI Reconnect applicants set to receive tuition-free associate degree or skills certificate, surpassing state goal

With more and more jobs requiring skills and training beyond a high school diploma, the Michigan Reconnect program is providing a tuition-free path to an associate degree or a skills certificate - putting more than 70,000 Michiganders on a path to fill the state's most in-demand, high-wage careers - exceeding the state's goal of 60,000 by Memorial Day.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Support for Reconnect

Monday, March 29, 2021

Lt. Gov, Southeast MI leaders rally around Reconnecters to boost adult student success, retain local talent

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II today joined with state, education, business and community leaders in pledging support for nearly 37,000 Southeast Michigan residents who've applied for a Michigan Reconnect scholarship in its first two months.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Support for Reconnect

Monday, March 15, 2021

Over 62,000 accepted for Michigan Reconnect scholarships in first six weeks

In the six weeks since launching Michigan Reconnect, enough Michiganders have applied for tuition-free community college to nearly fill Ford Field.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Support for Reconnect

Monday, March 1, 2021

Mid-Michigan mom says free college tuition with Michigan Reconnect is answer to her family's prayers

What terrifies 32-year-old Erica Mata about getting her nursing degree isn’t needing to balance long hours studying with waiting tables and raising three children. It’s student loans.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Support for Reconnect

Monday, February 22, 2021

U.P., Northern MI leaders applaud Michigan Reconnect and its regional impact

Legislative, education, economic development and business leaders from northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula joined Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to voice their support and tout local benefits for residents taking advantage of the state’s new Michigan Reconnect program.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Support for Reconnect

Friday, February 19, 2021

Over 40,000 apply for Michigan Reconnect in first two weeks

In the two weeks since launch, over 40,000 Michiganders have submitted applications to take advantage of the Michigan Reconnect program on their path to pursuing an associate degree or skills certificate though their local, in-district community college.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Support for Reconnect

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Gov. Whitmer launches bipartisan $30M Michigan Reconnect program

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined today with Republican and Democratic legislators to announce the launch of the $30 million Michigan Reconnect program, the largest effort in state history to ensure that more than 4.1 million Michiganders who are 25 or older and do not have a college degree will have an opportunity to earn a tuition-free associate degree or skills certificate.

Support for Reconnect

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Governor Whitmer Proclaims October as College Month

Governor Whitmer proclaimed October as College Month to connect Michiganders with educational and financial resources and to help close the skills gap and move the state closer to reaching the governor’s goal of 60% postsecondary educational attainment by 2030.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

More than 60,000 apply for Futures for Frontliners in first two weeks, demonstrate demand for education assistance

Kerry Ebersole named Sixty by 30 director for the State of Michigan, encourages more to apply, continues focus on the need for highly skilled workforce

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Futures for Frontliners

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Gov. Whitmer launches new, first in nation Futures for Frontliners program to offer essential, frontline workers a tuition-free path to community college

Education, labor, business, and workforce leaders join to urge Michigan’s 625,000 COVID-19 essential workers to apply now for tuition-free college

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Futures for Frontliners


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