Explore some of Michigan's most in-deman Professional Trade careers on Going-Pro!
GRCC Job Training
GRCC Job Training - GRCC's Job Training can put you on a pathway to a rewarding career in the skilled trades in a relatively short amount of time. Programs include:
Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council
Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council - Find a list of trade unions and resources by region.
Michigan Career Outlook
Michigan Career Outlook - This publication provides multiple lists of in-demand occupations through 2030 by education and training requirements, as well as highlights the most in-demand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations for the state.
Michigan's Hot 50 - This publication highlights Michigan’s high demand, high-wage careers that show a favorable mix of long-term job growth, projected annual job openings, and median wages.
Regional Career Outlook - This publication provides multiple lists of in-demand occupations through 2028 by education and training requirements, as well as highlights the most in-demand STEM occupations for each of Michigan's 10 prosperity regions.
Annual Planning Information and Workforce Analysis Reports – These reports, one tabular and the other analytic, provide economic and demographic data including an analysis of in-demand occupations for Michigan's 10 prosperity regions.
O'NET OnLine - A tool for career exploration and job analysis, O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Pathfinder - Explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path that is right for you.
Only Trade Schools
Only Trade Schools - View the top trade schools in your location of choice.
Roadmap to Opportunity
Roadmap to Opportunity - provides background information on the hottest jobs, cool classes you can take, and financial help that may be available.
Michigan has many high-demand, high-wage jobs available that require a certificate or an associate degree to get started! These fields offer entry level and ongoing educational opportunities that could increase your potential for professional growth, promotion, and higher wages over time as well as lead to a meaningful career.
Kent ISD Career Readiness
The more exposure students have to future career opportunities and the world of work, the more likely they are to choose a career that’s right for them – where they’ll be happy and successful. It’s our job to help students get that exposure.
KCTC's Career Readiness program works directly with students in grades 7-12 to provide career exploration opportunities like job shadows and industry tours to help them learn about in demand careers. You'll find a more information on those opportunities below.
Register for an event & more, on their Career Chats website here.
Register for an event & more, on their Career Explorers website here
Kent ISD Career Programs
Visit the link here to learn more about the Career Exploration Programs being offered by the Kent ISD.
UFP BUSINESS SCHOOL
The UFP Business School is a two-year program created and operated by UFP Industries. Students attend business school through a full scholarship paid for by the company. The program provides you with real-world experience and focuses on all aspects of business educations, from business statistics to leadership development to operations management. Learn more at https://ufpbusinessschool.com/.
NHLA TRAINING SCHOOL
The NHLA Inspector Training School offers the only Hardwood Lumber Inspector certificate program in the world. Due to the reputation of the School, graduates are often in demand, as many companies require their inspectors to be trained by NHLA. Learn more at https://www.nhla.com/education/.