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I Am Ready to Work with CMU

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Note: Each Michigan Works! Service Center varies in how funds are approved for training. Be sure to check the Michigan Works! website for your local Service Center to learn if they have defined steps for you to follow. You can locate your Service Center at the link below:

Zip Code locater for Michigan Works! Service Centers:

General steps to work with Michigan Works!:

  1. Schedule an appointment to attend an Orientation at your local Michigan Works! Service Center.
    Zip Code locater for Michigan Works! Service Centers
  2. Identify a program for which you are interested in obtaining training.
  3. Select an approved training program from the Michigan Training Connect eligible training provider list (MiTC ETPL – )
  4. Select Central Michigan University from the "Search Providers by Name" box. You will see that listings include a number of CMU locations by region. Select a CMU location within your Michigan Works! Service Center.
    ​Note that CMU certificate training programs are completely online even though you search for programs by CMU region locations.
  5. After you select a training program offered by CMU, go to the drop-down menu below, locate the program and print the Program Information Sheet for it. Take the sheet to your Michigan Works! Case Manager to assist in completing forms to advance your application for training funds.


General steps to work with Central Michigan University:

  1. Forms you receive from your Michigan Works! Case Manager that are to be completed by the Training Institution may be faxed to Central Michigan University for completion. Before faxing forms to CMU, complete as much as possible yourself on the Customer or Sponsored Student sections of the form, including the name of the program in which you wish to enroll. Be sure to include a phone/fax number for you and your Case Manager.
  2. Fax completed forms to CMU to the attention of: CMU Workforce Program at (989) 774-1188. Be sure to include a fax number for CMU to return completed forms. You may also scan and email your forms to
  3. CMU will complete the Training Provider sections of the forms and contact you when the forms are completed so you can return them to your Michigan Works! Case Manager.
  4. After you receive notification from your Michigan Works! Case Manager that you have been approved for funding please contact CMU's Workforce Program staff by e-mail at, or phone at (800) 950-1144, ext. 3718. When CMU receives authorization for payment from your Michigan Works! Case Manager, or you are issued a comp card to use for payment, CMU will process your registration and enroll you in the program.
  5. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome e-mail from ed2go.
  6. You will have six (6) months to complete the online program, starting from the day you are registered. You may request a one-time extension from ed2go.
  7. Upon successful complete of the training, you will receive a certificate of completion from CMU.​