Vocational Training

Vocational Training

Vocational training institutes provide specific or technical training to students to prepare them for a particular career.

Whether you want to work in construction, as a casino dealer, or in advanced manufacturing, there is training for every interest and need.

To learn more about vocational training in the Detroit region, view the list of organizations below.

American Education Systems(586) 469-8800
Carnegie Institute(248) 589-1078
Connection for Deaf Citizens(313) 875-4970
Detroit Business Institute(734) 479-0660
Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology(313) 824-4710
Detroit Training Center(313) 221-5876
Detroit Urban League(313) 832-4600
Dorsey School of Business1-888-422-1188
Focus Hope(313) 494-5500
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit(313) 964-3900
Matrix Human Services(313) 831-1000
MCM Learning Inc.(586) 393-0000
Michigan Carpenter and Millwright Training Program(248) 541-2740
Michigan Works!Dearborn (313) 945-8380
Michigan Works!Ferndale (248) 545-0222
Michigan Works!Oak Park (248) 691-8437
Middleton Real Estate Training Center(248) 885-8311
Midwest Careers Institute Michigan Detroit(313) 961-1955
Payne-Pulliam School of Trade & Commerce(313) 963-4710
Recording Institute of Detroit(586) 779-1388
SER Metro One Stop(313) 945-5200
Southeastern Michigan Red Cross(313) 833-4440
Specs Howard School of Media Arts(248) 358-9000
The William Davidson Institute(734) 763-5020
Vistage Michigan(586) 443-5880
Young Detroit Builders(313) 964-2763

Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships

Many state and local programs promote apprenticeships in the skilled trades to train and upskill talented workers for local employers and businesses. The region offers many resources that create better connections between education and employment in high-tech industries like automotive and mobility, health care, information technology, energy, and advanced manufacturing. These unique, flexible, and diverse apprenticeship programs provide opportunities for every interest and skill level, meeting the economic needs and talent demands of the region.

AHIMA’s Registered HIM Apprenticeship ProgramHealth Care
Access for All ProgramBuilding and Construction trades
Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center ApprenticeshipElectric worker, 3-5 years
Detroit Employment Solutions1 year
Detroit Skilled Trades Employment Program (City of Detroit and Union)Construction;
Commercial Driver’s License
Detroit Training Center Workforce DevelopmentHeavy Equipment Operator, Logistics, Facility
Michigan Advanced Technician Training program (MAT2)Manufacturing
Henry Ford College, Oakland Community College
Michigan ApprenticeshipBoilermakers; Carpenter; Heat and Frost Insulators, etc.,
4 years
Plumbers Local 98 Apprentice ProgramPlumber, 5 years
Skilled Trades Enrollment Assistant Program (STEAP)Specially for returning citizens,
12 weeks
The Grand Circus Apprenticeship ProgramCoding, IT
10-12 months
Workforce Intelligence NetworkHelping businesses launch apprenticeships
Vocational Training

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