Detroiters receiving asbestos remediation training and certification
Mayor Mike Duggan will visit the Detroit Reentry Center to see a new program that provides asbestos abatement training and certification to inmates who will soon be returning to Detroit when released. The training is based on the Detroit Environmental Employment Program that recently saw 79 low-income, unemployed or under-employed Detroiters receive certifications in various environmental employment fields, with dozens having now started jobs in new, well-paying careers. Mayor Duggan will also visit the One-Stop Service Center that Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation operates within the facility, providing job training, education and career services to inmates. All training takes place inside the facility, and is made possible by a grant from the Michigan Talent Investment Agency and the U.S. Department of Labor, announced by Mayor Duggan in 2015.