HELPING INCREASE RESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT
Our Goal is to Provide Career Pathways for Detroiters of all Skill Levels
The Mayor’s Workforce Development Board is specifically focused on providing training and opportunities in targeted industries to make sure residents are ready and able to connect with jobs. To accomplish this, the Board is providing career pathways and entry points for Detroiters of all skills levels within five high-growth, high-demand industries:
Construction, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Retail Hospitality & Entertainment
Our programs provide career exposure, employment opportunities, skills & occupational training and support services to help job seekers succeed
Detroit at Work is a platform that helps jobseekers learn about the training and jobs available in the city and employers find the talent they need to help their business grow.
Our work centers on helping returning citizens and those with criminal records connect with training and and job opportunities. We work with partners to reduce systemic barriers, support in prison training, align community resources and develop job opportunities.
Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) is a citywide summer jobs program that trains and employs young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 each summer.
A partnership between the City of Detroit and Detroit Public Schools, the Randolph Career and Technical Center provides industry standard training in high wage, high-need building and construction trades for youth and adults.
More than 200,000 Detroiters receive food assistance under the federal SNAP program. Under the SNAP E&T Program, the USDA provides a 50% match for the cost of skills & occupational training, adult foundational education, work experience or support services that will lead to new or better employment for SNAP participants.
The award-winning Patient Care Associate training program was created in collaboration with the city’s three biggest healthcare systems, Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System and St. John Providence to train Detroiters for this in-demand role.