Michigan Works! Southeast has partnered with the Michigan State University's School of Labor and Industrial Relations to develop a Business Services Professionals (BSP) Certification Program, an eight-day course funded by the Governor's 21st Century Workforce Initiative. Current Business Services Professionals include practitioners across Michigan from workforce development, economic development agencies, two and four year colleges, business development groups, unions, local/state government, Michigan State University Extension, community partners and the Workforce Development Agency.
Upon certification completion, participants join collaborative teams and apply a standardized process that results in customized solutions for businesses.
The Business Services Professionals utilize a process to understand the business' competitive challenges and build a customized proposal that identifies solutions and assets among the network of Business Services Professional partners, allowing the business to fully leverage the many resources available throughout the state.