Skilled Trades are in High Demand

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Skilled TradesIncrease 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 Work​​s! location.

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 Explore Careers

Explore Careers 
Find out about
skilled trades 

Training Programs

Training Programs
Find how you
can learn ​a skilled trade​​
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Job Search

 Job Search
Find jobs available
for skilled trades​​

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​