Across Michigan, far too many people get stuck in low-wage jobs because they cannot find a way to gain a meaningful credential or degree. We believe that by building more and better career pathways, Michigan can support social mobility¬ even for the most vulnerable populations.

The Michigan Center for Career Pathways exists to support innovation in career pathway development. The Center is a place where strategies and tools can be tested, analyzed, adjusted, and then adopted throughout the state.

The Center recognizes that building a solid system of career pathways in Michigan requires all hands on deck. That’s why we work with K-12, community colleges and training providers, workforce development agencies, community-based organizations, employers, and anyone else interested in rolling up their sleeves to join this work.

Collaboration is the cornerstone of the Center’s approach. We build partnerships and support them with the resources they need to create real and meaningful career pathways. We also identify and track existing local, state, and national initiatives so that investments in the state can have broad and lasting impact

To learn more or get involved in the Center’s work, please contact  Steve Bennett at