A: Randolph is currently accepting enrollment applications from current high school students. Please complete this application and one of our counselors will reach out to you. We will begin enrolling adult students in the fall. For existing career opportunities for adults, please visit DetroitatWork.com.
A: Current courses include Carpentry, Masonry, Plumbing/Pipefitting, HVAC, Entrepreneurship/Business, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Electrical, Green Infrastructure, and Painting, Decorating, and Drywall programs are planned for the future. Additionally, starting Fall 2017 all students will receive industry-recognized safety instruction, career exposure, industry mentorship, and contextualized reading and math support.
A: You will learn about careers in architecture, design, construction, landscaping, and business – the full spectrum of careers related to construction and skilled trades, whether you’re interested in immediately entering the workforce or attending college. The experience gained through skilled trades education will position you well for a variety of careers related to the design and construction of new homes, commercial buildings, roads, bridges, and other similar projects. Past students have pursued the construction trades as an apprentice, have gone on to become journeymen (and women!), and joined trade unions. Students have also taken industry jobs at companies like DTE Energy and Lear Corporation. Some have even gone on to start their own businesses. The possibilities are endless!
A: If you look around the city, you can see all the different construction projects going on. The real estate developers and contractors working on these projects are trying to keep up with demand, and are always looking to add smart, talented, and hardworking people to their team.
Entry-level positions in construction trades range from $13-$22/hour, with the ability to earn benefits after 6 months.
Lastly, a significant percentage of the construction workers in the city are expected to retire over the next few years, which means there is a great opportunity for people with skilled trades experience to fill these roles as they become available.