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:

  • Blight Removal
  • Construction
  • Truck Driving
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Food production, processing, and distribution

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
  • Stipends of $50 per week during training, paid every 2 weeks based on attendance and participation
  • 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:

Check out our 2016 Program Schedule here.

Residents who live in Hamtramck, Highland Park or Detroit who are interested in Food Production, Processing and Distribution or other careers can contact:

Southwest Economics Solutions
2835 Bagley, Suite 800 (2nd Floor)
Detroit, Michigan 48216
313-297-0091 (Cat Zettner)

Residents who are interested in Machinist Essentials, IT Office & Customer Service Support, Healthcare, or other careers can contact:

Focus Hope
1200 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48238
313-494-4435 (Shara Hendrix)