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Macomb County

Free Career Training In High Demand Fields For Residents Of Macomb County

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Macomb County residents - jobs were lost, and educational plans were put on hold. 

In response, Macomb County Community Action is proud to provide tuition assistance for income eligible residents of Macomb County to attend classes offered by Macomb Community College.​​​​​



Participants can earn credentials in one of ten areas:​​​​​​

Name of program More Information Duration Start date(s)
Certified Nursing Assistant Video 8-10 weeks

11/7/2022, 01/17/2023 and 03/13/2023

Controls Technician Video 14 weeks


Dental Assistant Video 16 weeks


Laboratory Assistant Video 14 weeks


Marine Maintenance Technician Video 7 weeks


Phlebotomy Video 16 weeks

01/12/2023 and 02/21/2023

Robot Technician Video 13 weeks


Depending on interest levels, classes are added regularly, please apply, even if a start date has passed or is several months in the future.

Income Requirements

Tuition assistance is provided as well as other costs to complete the program, which may include books, tools and testing fees. The program is available to Macomb County residents who's current income limit is $50,150. Eligibility is based on the student's income only, not the combined income for the household.


  • The applicant must have experience a financial difficulty related to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • The applicant must provide the following information* with the application that is provided by MCC:
    • Completed application signed by all household members 18 years of age or older; and
      • Copy of front and back of primary applicant’s State of Michigan Driver’s License or State Identification card; and
      • Current 1040 federal income tax return for all household members 18 years of age or older.  

*Based on the information provided, the applicant may be required to provide source documentation such as W2s, 1099s, benefit letters, etc.  

How do I apply?

To sign up, fill out the pre-screening form through Macomb Community College.

We recommend that you begin the process by applying at least three weeks in advance of the program start date.



If you have any questions about this program, contact Macomb Community College. 

Funding for this program was made available through the Michigan Regional Talent Innovation Grant, in partnership with, Macomb County, Macomb Community College and Michigan Works!