Job Training: Outside of School

Find training programs for actual jobs; on-the-job training programs; training in employability skills to make students qualified/attractive candidates; pre-apprenticeship training; apprenticeships.

Individual Training Programs

Michigan Works!– State system of Service Centers provide internet job search, career assessment assistance, resume and interview workshops, job training information.  Appointments can be made for help, or drop in.

Access for All  – United Way building and construction trades apprenticeship readiness program. Must be 16 or older.

CARES – Career Awareness and Readiness Equals Success (CARES) is Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) work readiness and career awareness training program.

Earn + Learn  – Southwest Solutions training program for occupations such as construction trades; truck driving; manufacturing; health care; maintenance; food production, IT and others. Must be 18 or older.

Flip the Script  – Goodwill Industries training in skilled trades, construction, entry level “green” jobs – for minority individuals age 16-30.

Industrial Readiness Certificate Program  – Schoolcraft College program that will certify training in math, reading blueprints, etc.  Can also assist in preparing for entering apprenticeship programs.

MAT2 Program – State initiative that functions similar to an apprenticeship program, where students alternate between classroom instruction and on-the-job training.  Students can have their college paid for and earn a paycheck at the same time, often leading to full time employment.  For more information, go to

SEMCA Summer Skilled Trades Experience – Out-Wayne County Michigan Works! and UAW summer training program for students to explore trades.

SER Learning Academy  – The SER Learning Academy is an alternative high school for youth aged 16-21 years old, tailored to the needs of each student.

SER Youth Build Construction Institute  – Combines education, occupational skills, leadership development and community service into one training program.

Wayne Metro’s Employment Training Programs-  Offered at no cost to residents of Out-Wayne County experiencing homelessness, and are designed to help improve job readiness and skills.

Work Readiness Program  – Goodwill Industries training for individuals 18+ for those struggling to find and/or keep a job.

Youth Career Center– The Center is a Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) program linking Detroit residents ages 16-24 to education, training, and a future career.


Types of Apprenticeships 

Apprenticeship Programs: Locations & Access 

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