Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Program at Gayanga Co. empowers generational progress through community development. Guided by the goal of building a more inclusive STEM and energy workforce, this free program provides comprehensive 12-week courses in asbestos abatement, truck driving, and demolition labor. And since fulfilling employment is a cornerstone of healthy communities, Gayanga Co. and our partners offer full-time positions for all successful participants.

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is welcome.

The Workforce Development Program is best suited for area residents over the age of 18. The application process is competitive and a select number of applicants are chosen for the three-track training program.

In our latest cohort:
of students represented minority communities
of students reported receiving some form of governmental assistance
of students were parents

for employment.

After 12 weeks of training, successful students will receive the following certifications.

  • Michigan Asbestos Abatement Contractor Supervisor License
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (30 Hour)
  • NCCER Course Credentials in Construction Math, Construction Drawings, Power Tools, and Hand Tools


Career success can become a reality when students pair a determined mindset with these certifications.

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At the conclusion of the program, full-time employment can have a profound impact on a student’s family and future. Access to unionized health insurance, additional education, and future employment opportunities are all possible. Increasing skilled trade education in underserved areas is also an important step toward raising average community income and improving overall economic health.

In our latest cohort:
of students completed the program
of students found new employment opportunities
the unemployment rate decrease among students who completed the program


The number of cohorts completed each year can vary based on class location and students enrolled. Current cohorts meet for training sessions in Detroit-centric locations.

Note: We are nearing our date to break ground for a fully operational vocational training facility! This facility will be located at 14584 Livernois Ave.

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We are changing urban construction into urban permanence. Through environmental best practices, community investment, and software development, Gayanga Co. inspires development that leaves a lasting legacy.

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