The state of Michigan launches a new program, aimed at teaching laid off workers a new trade.
Today, “Michigan Works!” and area colleges talked about the "No Worker Left Behind" program.
The goal is to place 100-thousand workers in high-demand health care and alternative fuel jobs within the next three years.
This will be done by offering free tuition at a community college or technical school.
"The timing couldn't be better for this tool. Since January of this year, we have been working with at least 6 companies that have downsized or closed which included 759 people who have lost their jobs," says Todd Gustafson of Michigan Works!
To sign up for the "No Worker Left Behind Program" you must be 18-years old and at least two years out of high school.
You must also be unemployed or recently received a lay-off notice or someone whose family income is 40-thousand dollars or less.