The JOBS Project with Detroit Action | Future of Work Town Hall
Life after prison can be difficult for returning citizens, especially as they attempt to return to the workforce. Returning citizens who were formerly incarcerated face disparate chances to land a job.
Future of Work | Centrepolis Accelerator: Michigan’s Only Manufactured Product Incubator
What will it take to create a bright future for Michigan’s workforce and economy? According to experts, the state’s success lies in investments and improvements in the engineering and design industries.
Michigan Barber School Reflects on 75 Years of Training Black Barbers and Hair Stylists
The Michigan Barber School, a historic Detroit barbershops and school that’s known for providing training opportunities to aspiring African American barbers and hairstylists, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Founded in Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood in 1947, the barber school and public shop has since moved to a newer 6,000-square-foot space, but the school’s mission to prepare students for the barbering business hasn’t changed.
Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights Opens New Training Center
A new training center for apprentice carpenters and millwrights has officially opened in Detroit’s Northwest neighborhood. The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights’ new state-of-the-art facility will train as many as 1,500 students for in-demand, good-paying, union jobs each year.
New Study Pegs Racial Equity, Higher Ed as Keys to a More Prosperous Michigan Workforce
The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Michigan state of education annual report reveals an urgent need to reduce the racial equity gap and increase the number of students who attain a postsecondary degree. According to the report, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to further weaken the region’s already challenging talent pipeline.
Future of Work Town Hall | Building Michigan’s Future Workforce
What does the future hold in store for Michigan’s workforce? And how does our state compete with others when attracting and retaining talent? One Detroit’s inaugural Future of Work Town Hall, “Building Michigan’s Future Workforce,” highlights the current and future prospects of Michigan’s workforce.
Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Summer Jobs Program Benefits Youth, Employers and the City
The City of Detroit’s summer jobs program for youth ages 14-24 years old, ‘Grow Detroit’s Young Talent,’ is back for another season of hard work and learning. The program, which employed more than 8,000 local youth last year, hopes to achieve the same heights again this year. Grow Detroit’s Young Talent offers youth employment and training in a variety of jobs including community cleanups, event planning, accounting, retail, junior police or fire cadets and more.
BridgeDetroit | Detroit Church Hopes to Boost Worker-Owned Businesses in Latino Community
As she was leaving a supermarket in southwest Detroit in 2015, Maria Perez spotted a note on a bulletin board near the exit, saying a church not far from where she lived was training people for jobs. Perez had been looking for work and had a feeling this might lead to something. When she arrived at Grace in Action, an old funeral home-turned-church in the heart of Detroit’s Mexican community, she realized that this wasn’t job training, but a meeting about worker-owned cooperatives. She had no idea what a cooperative was, but decided to stay anyway.
Future of Work Town Hall
Join One Detroit for our virtual town hall, “The Future of Work: Creating Quality Jobs to Rebuild the Middle Class” on Wednesday, October 27th. Our panelists will take a look at the state of the middle class in Detroit and examine the question: Where do we go from here? We’ll talk about the availability of middle class jobs, how to make Michigan competitive for jobs and growth, and finding the training and resources for a successful career.
High Schoolers Learn Carpentry, Help Fix Up a Detroit Neighborhood
The Tuxedo neighborhood on Detroit’s west side is seeing changes. The Michigan Council of Carpenters and Millwrights trade union is finishing their new training center on what was an empty field along I-96 near Grand River and Livernois Avenues.