Earn + Learn graduates already getting good jobs

August 4th, 2017
Earn + Learn graduates Brian Hurst, Monaie Franklin, Edward Simmons, and Reginol White.

Nine individuals graduated from the latest cohort of our Earn + Learn Forklift / Hi-Lo training and they are already starting work or interviewing for good-paying jobs. The graduation event was last night. This cohort completed the four-week work-readiness part of the program in Brightmoor through our partnership with Mission City. There, they improved their math, reading and computer skills, and earned OSHA and Customer Service certifications. The cohort then completed the one-week Forklift / Hi-Lo Training at the Detroit Training Center.

“It’s very exciting to see most of the participants gaining employment even before they graduated,” said Mac Elabed, Senior Manager of Workforce & Federal Projects at Southwest Solutions. “This shows the great demand for the training program. We’re honored to be a small part of graduates’ success as they move forward and achieve their goals.”

Earn + Learn is an innovative and comprehensive model of workforce development that helps individuals in the Detroit area participate in training opportunities and gain long-term employment. To enroll in Earn + Learn, call Manny at 313-297-0091.

See the photo essay of the event on our Facebook page.

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