Skip to main content

Detroit Learning Labs officially open to provide help to job seekers

Detroit Learning Labs Officially Open Today Labs Offer Adult Learners Flexible Access to Basic Learning Help and Job Readiness Skills

Contact: Mario L. Morrow 517-373-9280
Agency: Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

December 29, 2010 - The Detroit Learning Labs officially opened today to provide Detroit-area adult learners flexible access to support in basic skills, GED preparation and counseling and career exploration. Today's opening featured a grand opening ceremony and facility tour of the lab located in the Detroit Public Schools Adult Education Westside Center.

"Michigan is committed to ensuring that no Detroit worker is left behind by helping residents gain skills for better careers," said Andrew S. Levin, acting director of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG), who spoke at today's dedication ceremony. "This exciting effort will complement the hard work of local providers by offering new and innovative ways for more Detroiters to access and succeed in improving their skills."

Located within 10 facilities around Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck, the Learning Labs are aimed at offering adult learners flexible, neighborhood-based access to help with basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills as well as access to job training programs and career exploration. The Detroit Learning Labs are a joint venture between DELEG, the City of Detroit, the Detroit Workforce Development Department and local community organizations.

Detroit Learning Labs offer online learning that is tailored to the needs, goals and pace of each participant. The labs are operated through local agencies where learners can find additional support, including one-on-one tutoring, counseling for training, and job skills, as well as help with learning problems. All of the labs are connected, so learners can use any of the locations at any time. In addition, each Learning Lab is easily accessible, with extended operating hours to ensure that learners are able to access services regardless of work and life constraints.

All labs will help adults in General Education Development (GED) preparation, basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), access to job training programs and career exploration and developmental courses for postsecondary education.

Additional services may be offered at some sites, including transitions into post-secondary and employment, soft skills training and workplace skills enhancement, access to wraparound services to help with attaining the education such as child care and transportation, and tutoring.

The Detroit Learning Labs are located at the following facilities:

Detroit Public Library Site:
Parkman Branch Public Library
1766 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48238

Detroit Public Schools Sites:
DPS Adult Education Eastside Center
13840 Lappin St.
Detroit, MI 48205

DPS Adult Education Westside Center
16164 Asbury Park
Detroit, MI 48228

Hamtramck Adult Education:
3225 Caniff Street
Hamtramck, MI 48212

Highland Park Service Center:
New Center Training Center
15004 3rd Ave.
Highland Park, MI 48203

New Prospect Baptist Church:
At the Lighthouse
19750 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, MI 48221

Southwest Solutions:
3627 W. Vernor
Detroit, MI 48216

Warren Conner/Dominican Literacy Center
11168 Harper Avenue
Detroit, MI 48213

Wayne County Community College:
Eastern Campus
5901 Conner
Detroit, MI 48213

Northwest Campus
8200 West Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48219

Popular posts from this blog

How To Reply To A Newspaper Employment Advertisement

How To Reply To A Newspaper Employment Advertisement
Submit your resume with a formal cover letter (see below).Call to confirm resume and cover letter was received by Hiring Manager.Request to meet to discuss positions qualifications and requirements (hint: you have set your own interview appointment) Congratulations! Good Luck.See Sample Covers For Newspaper Advertisements

Sample #1

Free Interview Clothing For Job Seekers

Job Seeker Question: I have been unemployed for over two years and I do not have interviewing clothing many times I do not apply for jobs because I am embarrassed about the way I look. I can't afford to buy a new suit or shoes and I am worried no one will hire me wearing jeans.
Answer Form: CJ Eason, Community Outreach Director

Don’t be embarrassed I understand that during a difficult economy it can be hard to obtain interview appropriate clothing. Remain positive in your job search I am sure you will find employment soon. Across American millions of job seekers struggle with the question of what to wear to a job fair or interview often times you think that dress for success means wearing a designer suit or expensive shoes. No!!! Dress for success means to avoid wearing jeans or gym shoes instead business casual clothing such as slacks, khaki pants, button-up shirt, tie and simple shoes.

As a recruiter I understand that many job seekers don’t have perfect clothing it is superficial …

Press Release: Jumpstart Your 2017 Job Search Instantly

Say good riddance to your old career goals, start the New Year with a mission to renew, refocus and rewrite your career destiny. ·Renew, your outlook about the job search process by thinking positive to receive amazing results. The mindset of job seekers can sometimes hinder their ability to get hired. Try to manifest a winning attitude in 2017. ·Refocus, your career path direction by discovering transferable skills that can be applied to another career field. If you have spent 2016 knocking on doors for a same position with no luck, it is time to explore your skills and talents and apply them to a new career field. To identify yours skills, take a FREE Skills Assessment on the Career One Stop website at https://www.careeronestop.org·Rewrite, your resume and cover letter upgrade the content and format of your resume. Instead of the standard chronological format try a functional format; also referred to as a skills profile, this style allows you to focus more on your skill sets. It allo…