Connecting Youth to the World of Work

Enrollment for 2023 Connects is now Live!

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To learn about Connects 2023, including student enrollment, summer work experience placements or career mentor applications, contact us at or call (269) 788-6500 ext. 2018.

View our brochure

(You must be 16 or older by summer 2023 to enroll for the 2023 program)

Read about experiences of past participants

A word from Ken Bauer, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan’s Heartland, Inc.,

“Our Goodwill Connects program provides students with a paid work experience with employers located throughout the greater Battle Creek area. The goal of the program is to give each student an employment experience that provides them with a better understanding of the skills required by local employers to obtain and retain employment. The program utilizes Career Mentors (local high school educators) to create a supportive environment for students. The overarching goal is to provide students the opportunity to prepare for life beyond high school through successful employment or lead them to pursue specific career training or education after graduation.”

Still have questions? Contact us by Phone, Text or Email. We look forward to speaking with you. 

(269) 788-6500 Ext. 2032(269)