Sometimes we all need to brush up on certain skills that are needed for a particular job. Through Detroit at Work, you can find out what math or literacy level a job requires, get help with adult education classes, or obtain your GED. Many career opportunities open up if you have a high school diploma or GED. You can also obtain the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). Learn more about the NCRC by downloading our flyer here.
Detroit at Work career advisers will tell you what you need, and then introduce you to a partner who can help you reach your goals.
Come in and talk to us to find out how you can open up lots of new opportunities.
A lot of Detroiters don’t have photo I.D., for a lot of different reasons. Don’t let that stop you getting ahead in your career. At Detroit at Work, we know what you need and we know all the different options available to get over this barrier. It’s not as hard as you might think – come in today, and let us help you!
How to get a Detroit I.D.
The Detroit I.D. is for ALL Detroiters, including returning citizens, homeless individuals, and immigrants regardless of immigration status. Use it to:
- Access city services: interact with the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Public Schools
- Open utility accounts with DTE and Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept.
- Open a checking or savings account with One Detroit Credit Union
- Receive discounts at dozens of local businesses and cultural activities across Detroit
In order to qualify for workforce services and help, we need to know that you are authorized to work in the U.S. But what if you don’t have a social security card, or a passport, or know what your other options are? The good news is that we can help you, so come in and let us help you!
Detroit is a big city, and getting around can be a challenge. The good news is that if you are doing a training class or accessing workforce services, we may be able to help you with free bus tickets. If you have started a job that needs private transportation, we can connect you with resources to help you overcome this barrier. Come in and talk to a career adviser to find out what help is available.
For many Detroiters, getting a job means they need to find childcare while they are at work. Detroit at Work has access to the widest range of supportive services in the city of Detroit, so don’t let lack of childcare hold your career back. Talk to us about what it will take for you to get into the workforce, and see how we can help get you there. Alternatively, use Connect4Care, an online and text-based tool that helps families with young children find care and check eligibility for financial assistance programs. Visit Connect4Care or text Kids to 4Care to get connected today. (website: https://unitedwaysem.org/get-help/community-resources/connect4care/).
Everyone has challenges to overcome, and for those with a criminal record the challenges can seem hard to overcome. But they don’t have to be. There are hundreds of employers willing to hire those who have been involved with the justice system, and many training opportunities that lead to a well-paying career! You can still have a good career and support your family. Come in and speak with a specialist who knows all the opportunities for returning citizens.
Clearing your criminal record provides more opportunities for: employment/jobs, housing, and education. You may be eligible for FREE expungement. To learn more, attend one of our sessions at Detroit at Work Career Center. For times and locations visit http://detroitmi.gov/projectcleanslate.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the first thing employers often see is your resume, so make sure it looks complete and professional. Come in to one of our centers to get help from a career advisor, or click here to find the next free Resume Workshop at your local Detroit at Work Career Center.