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    • Michigan Works: has programs available to provide scholarships to help you go back to school for training: learn new skills and find long-term careers in an in-demand, high-wage field. Training opportunities include on-the-job training with local employers, skills upgrading, and occupational skills training.
    • The Business Institute: provides business students, entrepreneurs and small business owners the opportunity to enhance their skills and grow their business. Participants will be afforded opportunities to interact with people and exchange ideas to enhance personal and professional growth.
    • Entrepreneurial Institute and Resource Center: serves as part of a network of business and economic development resources serving Southeastern Michigan. Offering a wide range of services and programs, the Institute provides assistance to potential and existing small business owners in the development of their businesses.

    • Wayne County Community College District’s Adult Education Program: prepares students to complete/obtain a secondary credential and help gain access to post-secondary education, training, and support services to succeed in high demand/high wage occupations. Short-Term Certificate Programs offer a variety of opportunities to earn a certificate that will give you an edge in today’s challenging global job market. Every program is designed to provide you with transferable skills needed to pursue a new career, re-enter the workforce, or enhance current skills. Please check the CE schedule for current Short-Term Certificate Program offerings. 

    • SBA’s Online Learning Platform: The SBA has two online learning tools in Ascent for Women and the Learning Center. It also has two development programs in Boots to Business, a program for veterans who want to start a business, and an Emerging Leaders Initiative. 

    • Michigan Small Business Center: The Michigan Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. Partner with our certified small business consultants to learn everything you need to know about operating a business in Michigan.
    • Co.act Detroit: a hub that accelerates transformative impact with nonprofit and community organizations in southeast Michigan through collaborative idea generation, cross-sector resources, and equitable access to world-class programming and learning opportunities. 

    • Detroit Entrepreneurship Network: a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by students for students. We believe helping youth entrepreneurs in and around Detroit build innovative businesses is key to uplifting the city. We strive to unlock our students’ potential by supporting them in their entrepreneurial pursuits.  Our students are future leaders and we need to equip them with the skills to handle this responsibility. 

    • Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center: has been educating the best electricians and the best electrical contractors in the world for over 100 years. EITC believes that technical and hands-on instruction combined with a strong work ethic that stresses productivity and responsibility, produces a more successful individual and a more successful electrical industry. 

    • Detroit Training Center: specializes in workforce development and construction–including blight removal, commercial driver’s license, heavy equipment, and skilled construction programs offering job placement assistance. We also offer home improvement workshops, welding classes, green infrastructure training, and tiny house construction programs. 

    • Detroit Employment Solution Corporation: works to attract, prepare, and connect qualified candidates to job opportunities in the Detroit area. Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation operates three one-stop service centers throughout the city that promote the economic self-sufficiency of Detroit residents by matching qualified workers with local employers. 

    • Emerging Industries Training Institute: offers flexible scheduling, customized curricula, and on-going communication with customers (both job seekers and businesses). Our company keeps students engaged through course completion and job placement. As a result, employers have access to a qualified labor pool from which to select.  These efforts contribute to strong performance outcomes. 

    • Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency: offers adult education and financial education programs to help Wayne County residents reach their goals. Our Job & Educational Development programs can help you prepare for the tax season, train you for a career in childhood education, and more. If you are interested in learning which of our services can benefit you and your educational development, please contact us directly. 

    • Goodwill Industries International: Ready to explore a new career direction? Looking for training and tools to advance your career? Resources on this page will help you explore options and prepare for your next job or take the next step in your career. No matter your level of experience, Goodwill has a course for you. 

    • Operation ABLE: provides job seekers with training programs and employment services.  Offers a variety of services including occupational and computer skills training, workshops, job search training and support, coaching and counseling, and some training programs offer internships. 

    • Bunker Labs: a national network of veteran and milspouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military connected community start their own business. We are committed to seeing that every entrepreneur in the military connected community has the network, tools, and resources they need to start their own business.
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