Detroit is being rebuilt, and DWEJ is dedicated to preparing local-urban residents to take a meaningful role in the environmental revitalization of their communities. Our Workforce Development Program, one of the first of its kind in Detroit, is designed to assure that as we rebuild, we repair and protect the environment while providing career opportunities in environmental and construction-related industries for low-income, minority residents. Trainees receive basic instruction in job readiness, math, computer literacy, and life skills, as well as traditional technical and industry-specific classroom and on-site training.
We have a pool of local residents trained and certified in a variety of skills, including state lead and asbestos worker, OSHA 10 certification, HAZWOPER certification, deconstruction, weatherization, mold abatement, environmental assessment, blueprint reading, and more.
In 2015, DWEJ partnered with Write A House (WAH), providing construction apprenticeships as WAH restores vacant, boarded-up homes to be awarded to writers.
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