Detroit spending $100 million in federal funds on grownup scholarships

Mayor Mike Duggan talks about $100 million in grownup scholarships. Picture: Metropolis of Detroit/Flickr

The town’s new $100 million scholarship program is a little bit totally different than others — it gives job coaching for Detroiters who aren’t going to varsity.

  • This system is for individuals who battle with studying, haven’t got a highschool diploma, want a job or desire a better-paying place.

Why it issues: There are about 8,900 jobs out there in Metro Detroit and half do not require a university diploma, Mayor Mike Duggan mentioned earlier this week when asserting this system.

Driving the information: Over the subsequent two years, town is spending $100 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds on these scholarships for Detroiters:

  • Be taught to Earn: Receives a commission $10/hour to enhance studying expertise when you’re under an eighth-grade stage.
  • Highschool diploma: Additionally pays $10/hour to earn a diploma or GED. Obtainable to Detroiters initially scheduled to graduate in 2020 or earlier.
  • Abilities for Life: Work a metropolis job three days every week whereas coaching for jobs in trucking, well being care and different fields the opposite two days.
  • Profession coaching: Be part of one of many metropolis’s 50 coaching packages — 20 are paid — for gratis.
  • Soar Begin: Job coaching and mentorship for many who have been unemployed for a minimum of six months.

Of be aware: Many employers concerned within the metropolis’s packages are “background pleasant,” that means previous felony offenses or present marijuana use could not stop employment.

  • The town is internet hosting 4 scholarship gala’s for these , starting Thursday from 10am – 2pm at 18017 E. Warren.


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