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.