The Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) is one of 25 Michigan Works
agencies created by the state to simplify public and business access to important
educational, training, self-help and economic development opportunities. To make the system work, SEMCA provides initial contact and assessment services and then either refers the caller to one of several One-Stop Centers or directly to the appropriate service provider. The SEMCA system case manages every customer to ensure that their personal plan is successful.
CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
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The SEMCA Michigan Works Center for Central Wayne County is operated by the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) located in Dearborn. ACCESS is a non-profit organization that was started nearly 29 years ago as a volunteer, “grass roots” movement aimed at bringing services to the Metro Detroit community. ACCESS has grown to five facilities offering 45 different programs.
Employment & Training Designs, Inc. (ETD) provides job training and placement services through federal and state funded programs, and operates the SEMCA Michigan Works Centers in Highland Park and Wayne. These centers provide information and referral for employers and employment/training assistance to all residents of local communities. ETD offers a customer-friendly, easy-access service to individuals who need assistance with employment, training and community resource needs. ETD has been serving the community successfully for many years. Staff is dedicated to assisting in "Matching People with Jobs" and working hard to provide a blend of services that can be offered to the employer and job seeker. Services are FREE, convenient and accessible.
Ross Innovative Employment Solutions (IES), is a division of Ross Learning, Inc., a 29-year-old for-profit firm. Ross IES services go beyond simply posting job openings. The success of Ross IES is built upon effectively matching employer needs and job seekers' experiences, skills, and work aptitudes.
Ross professional staff also assists employers by providing the following services:
||Screening and assessing applicants for initial job matching
||Referring applicants to employers in a controlled, pre-determined manner
||Providing on-site facilities for interviewing or completion of initial job applications
Serving since 1967, SMART is southeast Michigan’s only regional public transportation provider, offering convenient, reliable and safe transportation for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. SMART’s fixed-route and small bus services connect people to employment and educational institutions. SMART is supported by federal and state funding, local contributions through a transit property tax millage from opt-in communities and bus fares.
Monroe County Employment & Training Department (MCETD)
MCETD operates the SEMCA Michigan Works Center for Monroe County. The Center offers a set of core services to all customers who want them, without eligibility requirements. MCETD also works to meet the personnel needs of area employers at no cost. MCETD provides employers, workers and job seekers a “One Stop” system that eliminates the confusion and burden of multiple agencies by co-locating services from workforce development programs in one place. Both Employment Services and services under the Workforce Investment Act are offered at the Monroe Service Center. Adjoining the Monroe Service Center is the Work First office where all Welfare Reform programs are administered.
Southern Wayne Regional Chamber of Commerce (SWCRC)
The Chamber is a business membership organization, providing opportunities for members to network and collaborate, and advocating on issues of concern to local businesses.
SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, is a membership organization of local governments. SEMCOG works with local elected leaders to help solve regional issues that extend beyond individual governmental boundaries, advocating for the good of Southeast Michigan and its citizens, and the wise use of taxpayer dollars. SEMCOG’s region includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. SEMCOG supports local government planning on regional issues in the areas of transportation, environment, community and economic development, and education. SEMCOG assists local governments and educational institutions in planning for common needs and in recognizing regional opportunities. Policy decisions are made by local elected officials of SEMCOG’s member governments, ensuring that regional policies reflect the interests and concerns of member communities.
State of Michigan
Great Start Collaborative Wayne
Great Start Collaborative-Wayne (GSC-W) is a collaboration of service providers, parents, business and community leaders, and educators who are working together to link and enhance services for families of children from birth through age five in order to ensure that they all have a great start. All of our children deserve a healthy foundation so that every child is ready to succeed in school and in life. GSC-W is part of an impressive state-wide system funded by public and private dollars through the Early Childhood Investment Corporation. It is designed to guide efforts in every Michigan county to strengthen and align supports and services for our very youngest citizens; babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Research has shown, time and time again, that children who are given a great start are much more likely to grow into caring, responsible, productive adults.