Skilled Trades are in High Demand

Skilled Trades are in High Demand

​​​Increase your chances of getting a good paying and rewarding job by pursuing a career in the skilled trades. There  ​is ​a shortage of many qualified technicians and it will continue to grow over time. This means there are lots of jobs available in most skilled trades and there will be even more in the future.

Begin your journey toward landing a great job here. First learn about what kinds of jobs there are in skilled trades and choose some that match your interests and abilities. Then find out ways you can learn certain trades and decide what type of training is best. Once you have a trade in mind, find out what jobs are available and what companies are hiring. There are many jobs needed in Southeast Michigan that generally pay an above average wage and require less than a four year degree.

Remember you can always get more help in finding the right job by contacting the youth specialist at your local
Oakland County Michigan Works! location.

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Manufacturing Day in Oakland County, 2015

As part of Oakland County's Manufacturing Day activities, an Afina 4800 3D printer was donated to Oakland School Northeast Technical Campus by SME and put to immediate use.

Oakland Schools Blog - 'Alien Tech': The Virtual Becomes Reality with a 3D Printer

Oakland Press Article - Pontiac Tech Campus students, staff thrilled with new 3D printer

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Contact the youth specialist at your local Oakland County Michigan Works!​ location for more help.
​​This portal is an initiative of Oakland County L. Brooks Patterson and
the Economic Growth Alliance, a consortium of Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston Counties