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Connecting Talent to Opportunity

Michigan Works! Southeast is on the front lines, meeting the talent demands of local employers and responding to the unique needs of the communities in the five counties of Southeast Michigan: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Washtenaw. We are focused on the needs of job makers and developing talent for the 21st century economy. Michigan Works! Southeast is locally responsive and demand-driven. We are governed by a Workforce Development Board comprised of private sector representatives and locally-elected officials We are committed to delivering services that help businesses find the skilled workers they need and provide a competitive advantage for job seekers. Michigan Works! Southeast partners with communities to meet the diverse needs of all customers. All ages, skill sets and levels of experience are welcome.
Celebrating Success
Tim & Jason from Caster Concepts
With the need to improve the skill level of their CNC Machinist Company wide, Caster Concepts knew they needed to find a way to become more productive in certain areas, allowing them to increase production and offer different products to their customers allowing them to stay competitive in today’s market.

Working with our Business Services Team and through grant funding offered through Michigan Works! Southeast, Caster Concepts was able to train two team members (with combined tenure of 16 years on the job) on their new fifth axis trunnion for their CNC Mill.

“The trainees have learned valuable programming skills that increases their knowledge and value in the workforce. Caster Concepts benefits from having this skill on staff and will allow it to save time on various parts that go through multiple milling operations,” said Doug Backinger, Operations Manager, Caster Concepts.