Duggan to deliver charter speech on Monday on job training opportunities

Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan will hold his annual charter-mandated community meeting on Monday, where he will showcase $100 million in job training opportunities.

The presentation will take place Monday at 7 p.m. in City Hall, the 13th floor auditorium inside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center at 2 Woodward Ave. for those who wish to attend in person and live online on detroitnews.com and Detroit’s Channel 21.

He is expected to walk the Detroiters step by step through the involvement process. Among the programs are courses that pay Detroiters $10 an hour to learn basic math and reading skills, and/or earn their high school diploma or GED. The city also offers hybrid training where Detroiters can earn $15 an hour for three days of on-site work and two days of classroom training per week to earn a GED, diploma or technical certifications.

In total, the city offers 35 job training programs in growing industries such as skilled trades, healthcare, information technology, trucking and logistics through www.detroitatwork.com, the development center of the city’s workforce. Entry-level opportunities are estimated to be available within 48 hours of registration. Those who wish to hone their skills will learn within two to four weeks.

After his presentation, the mayor and his team will answer questions from those present in person or virtually, including members of the city council.

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