Apprentice Training Programs

These organizations will help with:

  • Test Prep—for jobs that require a test
  • Supportive Services—like transportation and child care
  • Contact information—for locations near you!

Access For All
Access for All is an apprenticeship readiness program designed to recruit, screen, assess, select and train Detroit residents to compete successfully for entry into registered apprenticeship training programs in six building and construction trades: laborers, operating engineers, iron workers, cement masons, carpenters and electricians. This pilot program includes 294 hours of classroom and worksite training. While those who are accepted into the apprenticeship program can expect to spend 3-5 years there, they will earn as they learn, and be placed in well-paying, middle class jobs. This program is for unemployed or underemployed residents of the City of Detroit who are at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or a GED. A participant must have a Michigan Driver’s License and be able to pass a drug screen and a criminal background check.
Call 313-945-5200, ext. 4317.
Apply to Access for All Program


Detroit Employment Solutions/Michigan Works! – Samuel Marvin
9301 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 48210
A career in construction offers huge opportunity for growth, particularly given the large number of construction projects happening all over the City. But, how do you get into a construction career if you have never worked in it before? Or, what if you have, but you want to change to a different discipline, or increase your skills? The Detroit @ Work Construction Program can help connect you to the training and resources required to secure a job in construction. If you are interested in the Construction program, click below to register your interest and tell us a little about your background.


The Black Caucus Foundation – Nicole T. Stallworth
1001 Woodward Ave., Suite 1110
North Campus Martius Tower
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Confidential drug testing, substance abuse treatment, corporate and individual crisis management, mental health counseling, and academic and behavioral development support programs.


Detroit Public Schools Career Technical Programs

  • Breithaupt Career and Technical Center
    This school is known for its renowned Culinary Program. This Detroit Public School provides students in grades 10-12 with a curriculum that combines integrated academic and technical content and strong employability skills. Students receive work-based learning opportunities that will enable them to connect what they are learning to real-life career scenarios and choices. But that’s not all! Breithaupt has coursework in Automotive & Technology Services, Computer Aided Drafting, Welding & Cutting, Cosmetology, Business Administration and more! Come learn about Breithaupt and all DPS’ Career and Technical offerings that will place your child on the path to his or her career! Visit us March 25, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.! Come to the Career and Technical Education Open House! Call 313 240-4377 for information.
  • Crockett Career and Technical Center
    Does your child want to enter the medical field? Crockett Career and Technical Center, located in the heart of Detroit’s Medical Center district, provides training to prepare students for careers in a laboratory or an inpatient setting, such as a hospital, extended care facility, or a nursing home. The center currently offers programs in Phlebotomy and Patient Care Assisting/Pre-Nursing, and plans to bring other therapeutic programs to the school in the fall. Other opportunities include Clinical experience at John D Dingell VA Medical Center and other employer sites; CPR Certification; Career Counseling ; HIPAA and Privacy Training; Work-Based Learning and more! Come learn about Crockett and all DPS’ Career and Technical offerings that will place your child on the path to his or her career! Call 313 240-4377 for information.
  • Davis Aerospace Technical High School
    This is the only high school program of its type in the State of Michigan, where students can learn how to maintain and fly Cessna aircraft, with the possibility of earning a “Private Pilot” license prior to graduation. Call 313 240-4377 for information.
  • Golightly Career and Technical Center
    Did you know that Golightly Career and Technical Center offers 16 free programs geared toward high-wage, trend-setting jobs that provide career planning and training? Students spend half the day at their comprehensive high schools and attend Golightly CTC for grades 10 and 11. Second-year students participate in a five-week entrepreneurial class, which explores the various aspects of Business Management. Practicum, internships, scholarships and cooperative education experiences are available. Call 313 240-4377 for information.
  • A. Philip Randolph Technical High School
    A. Philip Randolph Technical High School
    Did you know that DPS offers an exclusive school that prepares students for a career in the construction trades industry? A. Philip Randolph Technical High School students gain hands-on experience in construction in collaboration with local businesses, industry leaders and the community. Randolph is also the only DPS Career and Technical Center to offer the new 9th Grade Career Academy program, where high school students can earn a comprehensive high school diploma, an associate’s degree, trade skill certification and a paid internship through extensive coursework. Call 313 240-4377 for information.

Detroit Training Center – Marcus Jones
277 Gratiot Ave. #210
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Specializes in offering customized vocational programs of study, tailored to meet the needs of individuals, contractors, governmental, and non-profit organizations.


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


Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC)

The Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) recently launched its new, searchable database of transportation workforce resources, available by clicking on “Clearinghouse” in the top menu of our website. Among more than 1300 entries, you will find a variety of resources including pre-apprenticeship programs, internships, educational opportunities, professional development opportunities, scholarships, summer programs, and workforce development initiatives across the nine-state MTWC region, and beyond.

“Our vision for a Clearinghouse is that it will help us capture and define the collective work we are doing in this region. These transportation resources span the continuun from K-12 career awareness through professional development across all transportation occupations. With this database, we can determine where the gaps are and where we need to improve career pathways. As our communities prepare for the future of the transportation workforce, this kind of information will form a fundamental baseline for these planning discussions. We will be ready,” said Maria Hart, MTWC Program Manager.

Make sure your resource is listed. The MTWC Clearinghouse is always growing and improving. To get your resource listed (or to update a listing), please complete the MTWC Clearinghouse submission form. Or, send information to Maria Hart at


SER Metro-Detroit – Jamal Awada, Employment Specialist
9301 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, Michigan 48210
313.945.5200, ext.4317

  • 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.

SER Metro-Detroit/Americorps – Mr. Thomas
SER Youthbuild Construction Institute
313-945-5200 ext. 4321
Provides and offers support with obtaining your GED, stipends, incentives, scholarships and hands on construction training.


Southwest Solutions – Linda West
3627 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, Michigan 48216
Mental health counseling, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training.