Construction Outreach Team


The Construction Outreach Team is the primary resource of information for the residents of the City of Detroit for construction careers and training opportunities. We develop and maintain a pipeline for the construction industry to hire Detroit residents, and a database of construction schools, training, and criteria for enrollment. This team also works with the Incentives and Business Opportunity team to monitor construction sites which fall under Executive Order 2016-1 and attend pre-bid and bid meetings.

The team works to expand the STEP (Skilled Trades Employment Program) by increasing the union and non-union construction workforce. This includes the recruitment and retention of Detroiters in all categories of construction (general building construction, highway construction, heavy construction, and utilities construction). We are also a liaison between developers and Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), and a hotline for developers in need of a connection to the Detroit construction workforce.