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What is MI Bright Future?

MI Bright Future is an online tool which helps students and career-seekers achieve their future career goals by bridging the gap between school and the work world. MI Bright Future creates a platform in which students and job-seekers can actively interact with local employers and career coaches with the goal of:

  • Helping students find relevance in what they are learning in the classroom
  • Engaging students early in thinking about their careers
  • Making a positive impact on our region’s graduation rates

MI Bright Future can help you guide your students in building and developing their career plans.

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How does MI Bright Future work?

MI Bright Future is a web-based career preparation and readiness platform. By integrating career development tools, social media elements and workforce data into a seamless system, employers, students, educators, parents, and community members can connect efficiently and effectively.

Students can connect with real companies and real-life professionals in various career areas. The system, which is powered by a licensed product called Career Cruising Inspire (ccInspire), provides a customized information sharing and resource gathering environment where students/job-seekers can:


Assess

skills, abilities and preferences to see how they match up with careers of interest.
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Explore

careers with access to more than 600 career profiles, including career descriptions, education and training requirements, earning information, and more.

Connect

to local companies throughout Southeast Michigan through company profiles that include description, location, career opportunities, work-based learning activities, and more.

Discuss

career questions directly with local employers, follow discussions of interest, and read questions others have had about careers.

Experience

careers first-hand by searching for job shadowing, mock interviews, company tours, company events, and internship opportunities offered by employers in your area.

Understand

the education and training required for a particular career, compare school data and profiles, and access college prep, scholarship, and financial aid information.

Develop

a job search plan, write a resume and cover letter, and prepare for a job interview with step-by-step help.



How can educators participate?

If your school is  participating in MI Bright Future and you have log-in credentials, you may sign in below.

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Not Registered?

If your school is participating in MI Bright Future and you do not have log-in credentials, consider making a request to your local MI Bright Future administrator. You can use the system to:

  • Design career exploration projects for your students
  • Understand more about local companies and industries
  • Find useful career development-related articles, including links to local industry data
  • Help students find appropriate work-based learning activities and employers
  • CTE Instructors: Identify and connect with current and potential CTE Industry Advisory Group members

Interested in learning how to use MI Bright Future to your school?

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Find the current list of MI Bright Future schools here.


Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteer by signing up to be an online mentor/career coach in education or another field of study. Do you have expertise in a particular career field? Would you like to share your experiences with interested students and job seekers?
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