Apprentice Training Programs

Get Your Foot in the Door With Skilled Trades Apprenticeships

Road and building construction projects have greatly increased throughout Michigan, creating a shortage of skilled trades employees like electricians, welders, pavers, masons, plumbing, equipment operators, carpenters, and general construction workers. As a career option, apprenticeships in skilled trades allow you to earn while you learn, and lead to long-term, good paying careers. Check out the websites below for information about apprenticeship training and employment opportunities that can help you get your foot in the door. Prior to contacting these organizations, ask yourself:

  • What do I like to do?
  • What materials and equipment do I want to work with?
  • What skills do I possess and want to build on?
  • Where would I like to see myself in five years?

Offers a 9-week pre-apprenticeship training program that connects Detroiters with construction jobs throughout the region.

Detroit Employment Solutions/Michigan Works!
Offers 16-week credential-based training for current jobs in construction.
Contact: Nick Piper, 313-788-7178 x 404
Twitter: @DESC_Jobs

Skilled Trades Task Force Meeting
Monthly meetings held throughout Detroit with presentations from various union representatives about apprenticeship and employment requirements and opportunities.
Contact: Council President Brenda Jones: 313-224-1245 or 313-628-2993

Michigan Construction
Organization consisting of employer partners from around the State of Michigan, that have open job and career opportunities in construction.
Contact: 844-200-4838
Twitter: @ConstructionMI

Detroit Training Center
Offers customized vocational programs of study, tailored to meet the needs of individuals, contractors, governmental, and non-profit organizations.
Contact: Stephanie Vomuolakis, 313-221-5876

Focus: HOPE
Job training in machining and information technology, job readiness training, courses to upgrade math and reading skills, GED preparation.
1200 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48238

SER Metro-Detroit

  • Bridges to Career Opportunities Program
  • YouthBuild Construction Institute
  • Remediation in math and reading, GED training, literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training.

9301 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 48210