The Michigan Statewide Carpenters and Millwrights Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund is a new $30 million, seven-acre facility that consolidates administrative and training operations under one roof. Operations used to be spread across locations in Warren, Ferndale, Livonia, and the downtown Renaissance Center.

The training space includes a 30-booth weld shop, flooring manipulation area, high bay space for carpenters and millwrights with an overhead crane, and state-of-the-art classrooms with smart board technology. In addition to training space, the building will offer meeting space for contractor symposiums, career fairs, and apprenticeship readiness programs, as well as space for community events.

“For Detroit residents, this school will be an opportunity to start a lifelong career in the skilled trades, debt-free,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. “With all of the construction that is coming to Detroit, this school could not come at a better time.”