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Our job is not only to help you find a career, but also to help remove barriers that stop you from getting a career. Find out how we can help.
Adult Basic Education
Even if you graduated high school or you have a GED, 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, and get help with adult education classes to get you to the level you need to be. Come in and register, and talk to one of our career advisers today.
A lot of career opportunities open up if you have a high school diploma. Or, if you don’t, you can still get access to them by passing your GED. 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.
How to Obtain Photo I.D.
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
How to Obtain Proof of Eligibility to Work or SSN
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!
Getting Help with Transportation
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, visit greatstarttoquality.org for information about daycare resources available in your area.
Assistance for Returning Citizens
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.
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.
Beginning October 1, 2018, Michigan’s Driver Responsibility Fee law is no longer in effect. This means that residents with any outstanding Driver Responsibility Fees will not have to pay them and are eligible to have their driver’s licenses reinstated.
Fees are waived from Oct. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018. After Dec. 31, 2018, a reinstatement fee resulting from a failure to pay a Driver Responsibility Fee will be due before your license can be reinstated. If your driver’s license has been expired for four or more years, a written test and a road test must be passed before a new license can be issued.
Beginning March 30, 2018, you may enter into a Work Force Training program as an alternative to paying fees. You may be eligible to have your driver’s license reinstated once you complete the Work Force Training program. For full details about river Responsibility Fees , visit http://www.michigan.gov/driverresponsibility.
Register with Detroit at Work for job and training opportunities, then visit a Career Center to find a job or sign up for training.