Free Residential Construction Training

A partnership project between the Detroit Workforce Development Department, Young Detroit Builders, and local employers to provide unemployed adults and displaced workers with classroom and hands-on education and skills in residential construction.

Classes include a Core Curriculum and Residential Carpentry I and II for 5 up to 17 weeks. Areas of study include safety, hand and power tools, blueprint reading, construction math, communication and employability skills. Tools, textbooks, and safety gear are provided. Includes specialized training in weatherization, lead abatement, deconstruction, first aid/CPR, and job placement assistance.

Participants receive Certifications from the National Homebuilders Institute and the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Must have the following documents for certification:
-Social Security Number proof
-Proof of age
-Citizenship/Alien Status
-Selective Service registration
-Proof of residency
-Family income documents


Young Detroit Builders

Learning Service Center

1627 W. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48216
phone: 313-964-2763


Last updated: April 25th, 2011