Michigan Career Placement Association

Students Holding Question MarkThe Michigan Career Placement Association is a professional organization whose goal is to provide direction, placement, and leadership services to all personnel who assist in the placement of all students into work-based learning experiences.

Services to the employing community and to students, graduates, out-of-school youth, and adults is based on individual needs.  The placement process must maintain the highest standards of quality, integrity, and efficiency to the benefit of employers and the various client groups.

MCPA President’s Message






A Message from the Past-President

Conference 2018

We have finalized our conference dates and location for our annual conference. The conference will be held again at Mission Point on Mackinac Island. The dates are October 7 through 9, 2018. We have a fantastic rate for rooms – $120 per night plus taxes and required fees! The normal rate is significantly higher than that. Reservations can be made right now! So Reserve early!

We also have set up registration for next year’s conference. The reservation time block is much wider than last year. Early Bird registration will open on March 1, 2018 on our website on the Conference tab. The early Bird rate is $175. The Early Bird registration closes on July 31, 2018. Regular Registration will be from August 1, 2018 through September 16, 2018, and the Regular Rate is $200. We will have a late registration from September 17, 2018 through September 28, 2018, with a rate of $225.

There have been many changes the past several years, and will probably be even more next year!

Workers Compensation and General Liability Insurance

In the past week, I have had quite a few calls regarding requirements for Work Based Learning placements. The Michigan Pupil Accounting Manual Section 5P details Work Based Learning placements for CTE and non-CTE WBL placements. In the first section “Requirements for Counting in Membership,” item 12 states “The district has verified the student will be covered under the workers disability compensation policy and general liability insurance provided by the company that hosts the experience.” In the past LARA has provided phone service to verify the company has a record of Workers Compensation insurance on file. LARA will no longer provide this assistance. In addition, LARA dis not provide evidence of General Liability Insurance. The Pupil Accounting Manual can be accessed online at www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/2017-18_PAM_599453_7.pdf .

It is the position of the Michigan Career Placement Association that the carrier, policy number, and expiration date of both the Workers Compensation and the General Liability Insurance provider for the company hoisting the student be obtained and recorded.

This information is provided as a service of the Michigan Career Placement Association and is distributed with the understanding that neither the Michigan Career Placement Association nor the Michigan Department of Education is engaged in rendering legal advice. Those individuals desiring or requiring legal advice should seek the services of an attorney.

Michael A. Martel, Ph.D.

Past President and 2018 Conference Chair

Michigan Career Placement Association



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