Training + Jobs

Our goal is to help you achieve a new career path. Through our partners, we link you to technical training for high-demand, well-paid jobs in these fields:

  • CDLA
  • HVAC/Electrical

In addition to this training, Earn + Learn also provides:

  • Complete intake, assessment and screening so that you are ready to succeed
  • Staff support for your engagement through active case management
  • Work readiness, math, reading, computer skills, and GED preparation
  • Supports you may need to finish training and begin employment, including transportation, clothing, and tools
  • Vocational training for in-demand jobs that match your abilities and interests
  • Incentives to encourage employers to create work opportunities
  • On-going follow-up beyond job placement, including job clubs, one-on-one on-the-job coaching and mentoring, problem solving, and ongoing supports
  • Chances to connect with community resources such as Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Michigan Department of Human Services, Community-Based Organizations, Faith-Based Organizations
  • Co-enrollment in the Centers for Working Families to help you access benefits and receive financial coaching services
  • Opportunities to give us feedback to help  us  continuously improve the program

To enroll in Earn + Learn:

Residents who live in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park who are interested can contact:

Southwest Economics Solutions
2835 Bagley, Suite 800 (2nd Floor)
Detroit, Michigan 48216
Jordan 313-297-0095 or

Residents who live in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park and between the ages of 18-24 who are interested in Construction and Carpentry Trades can contact:

1600 E Grand Blvd
Detroit, Michigan 48211

Residents can also go to any Detroit at Work Career Center or