About Connect With My Future

Jackson College and Michigan Works! Southeast have come together to offer select Jackson College credit certificate and Industry-Recognized Credential (IRC) programs for little to no cost, to eligible participants, through Connect with My Future. This new program was developed in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “60 by 30” goal of having 60 percent of the state’s workforce with a post-secondary credential by 2030.

Prospective students can complete a short-term credential in 12 months or less, putting them on the road to career opportunities and a brighter future. Certificate programs include corrections, emergency medical technician-basic, production technician, medical assistant, digital marketing and Microsoft® Office Specialist. Those without a high school diploma are eligible for expanded services to help them obtain a high school equivalency certificate while they are pursuing one of the occupational certificates.

Connect with My Future is designed for those who:

  • Have some credits and want to return to college;
  • Are unemployed or recently laid-off and seeking training opportunities;
  • Need to complete a High School Diploma or equivalency and looking to move into a new career; and/or
  • Interested in attending college for the first time.

Programs Available to You

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Adult Education/High School Completion

It’s never too late! Let us help you finish your High School Certificate while starting your college classes.

Computer Support Specialist

Gain this Certificate in as little as One Semester!

Learn how to provide technical assistance and support to individuals and organizations that depend on information technology.


Gain this Certificate in as little as 12 months!

Learn to maintain order within jails or prisons, supervise activities of inmates, report on inmate conduct, help in rehabilitation or counseling of offenders.

Digital Marketing

Gain this Certificate in as little as 12 months!

Learn to communicate with the public through platforms that promote content engagement and sharing online.

EMT Basic

Gain this Industry Credential in as little as four months!

Learn how to provide medical care to patients in times of crisis and gain the experience necessary to prepare for the National Registry Basic EMT Certification exam.

Medical Assistant

Gain this Certificate in as little as 10 months!

Learn how to be a multi-skilled health care practitioner trained to work in the business and clinical parts of a medical office, clinic or hospital.

Microsoft Office Specialist

Gain this Certificate in as little as eight months!

Learn to develop your skills in the use of graphing, personal management, project management and electronic presentations.

Production Technician

Gain this Industry Credential in as little as 10 months!

Learn the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing.

Not Sure Which Program?

Take our assessments to see what programs align with a career that will give you purpose!