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Career and Technical Training

Michigan credit unions strive to help their members and their communities thrive financially through helpful products and services and community financial education outreach. Choosing a career that pays a solid wage and offers stability is an important financial decision. Keeping jobs in Michigan filled by Michigan residents helps both businesses and individuals thrive financially.

The Michigan Credit Union League has collaborated with Congressman Benishek and the State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency to develop materials to educate students on career and technical training that is available for high-demand Skilled Trade occupations in Michigan.

After nearly a decade of job declines in Michigan, many Skilled Trade occupations are in high demand and the trend is expected to continue. However, there is a concern that this demand will be slowed by a shortage of trained and qualified workers.

These materials, geared towards teens and young adults, include a series of lesson plans and a comprehensive guidebook with details about Skilled Trade jobs in high demand and training sites in Michigan.

Guide to Skilled Trade Jobs and Training in Michigan
This comprehensive guide details 24 high-demand Skilled Trade jobs in Michigan. The guide provides job descriptions, salary levels, job outlook, education and training requirements and training locations.
Click here to view the Career and Technical Training Guide (PDF)

Lesson Plans for Teens and Young Adults
A series of ready-to-use lessons starts with an overview and continues with supplemental targeted activities to help students explore Skilled Trade occupations. Created by a Michigan teacher, each complete lesson contains step-by-step preparation and presentation instructions, teaching objectives and handouts. Click here to access the following lesson plans and PowerPoint presentation:

  • Skilled Trades Occupations in Michigan Lesson Plan and PowerPoint presentation: An introduction to careers in Skilled Trade occupations in Michigan and their training requirements. This presentation may be used alone or with the supplemental lessons below.
  • Skills Identification Lesson Plan: Making connections between skills and occupations.
  • Skills Assessment Lesson Plan: Identifying personal skills and jobs that require those skills.
  • Finding Careers and Training Lesson Plan: A computer scavenger hunt to explore Skilled Trade careers and training opportunities.

The Importance of Career and Technical Training

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