Access for All
Access for All is a free 300 hour construction trades training program that prepares you for a rewarding career in the construction industry. We provide support for basic needs such as transportation and child care, and a small stipend for expenses during the training. Graduates earn credentials in: OSHA 30, First Aid/CPR, and Asbestos, Lead and Silica Awareness and a nationally recognized certificate from the North America’s Building Trades Union (NABTU).
- For more than 30 years, we’ve helped thousands of workers complete their education and find full-time employment. Our services include:
- Career planning and coaching
- Job Placement assistance
- Occupational Skills Training
- Skills assessments
- Supportive Services
- Employability Skills Workshops
- Pre-apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Training
- Score at least a Level 4 in WorkKeys Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. If your scores are lower, let us know. We can connect you with ACT Career Ready 101 or the Khan Academy. Many of our students also found help through local adult education programs.
- Be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license.
- Possess a high school diploma or GED.
- Pass a drug test, criminal background check, and physical exam.
- Have reliable transportation to get to and from worksites.
- Complete a personal interview with a panel.
- Each site may have additional requirements.
Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of people get the training and development to join the skilled workforce as boilermakers, bricklayers, carpenters, cement masons, electricians, elevator constructors, glaziers, insulators, iron workers, laborers, millwrights, operating engineers, painters, pipe fitters, plasters, plumbers, roofers, sprinkler fitters, and sheet metal workers.
A Story of Hope
Alumni Success Videos
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Access For All and OE324 Partner in Highland Park
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Impact by the NumbersAccess For All Dashboard
Total enrollments in Access for All
Total graduates of Access for All
Graduates currently employed
Graduates in industry related employment
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ApprenticeshipsWhere our graduates continued their career growth
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Our mission is to combat economic and environmental injustice by connecting the unemployed or underemployed with the training and resources necessary to find gainful employment and transition Michigan to a cleaner, greener economy.
The Michigan Workforce Development Institute is affiliated with the Michigan State AFL-CIO.