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Detroit Registered Apprentice Program (D-RAP)

D-RAP supports Detroit’s efforts to promote training that will lead to career employment based on the U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeable occupations that meet current and emerging industry needs. D-RAP’s participant program workforce structure includes: Customized Readiness Training, testing and assessment, employment pre-screening and placement.

 In order to be considered for a place in the D-RAP program, applicants must:

  • Be a Detroit Resident
  • Register with Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation One-Stop Service Center
  • Pass a drug screen
  • Complete Criminal Background Check
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Take Work Keys Assessment Test
  • Complete 60-hour Work Readiness Training

Interested applicants should follow the process below:

  1. Attend One-Stop Orientation
  2. Complete WIA eligibility paperwork
  3. Be assigned a One-Stop Service Center Career Advisor
  4. Complete D-RAP application
  5. Schedule an appointment with a D-RAP Coordinator

A wide range of apprenticeships are available including:

Construction workers

  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Electrician
  • Laborer
  • Culinary
  • Landscaping
  • Operating Engineer
  • Retail Manager
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Administrative
  • Construction / Pavement Striping

Not sure if this is for you? Take a look at the stories of previous D-RAP participants:

Milton Cleveland

Mr. Cleveland attended the One-Stop Orientation and met with the One-Stop Service Center staff to review the requirements of D-RAP. He was found to meet all the requirements of the program and began the 60 hour Work Readiness training 12/09/13. Mr. Cleveland completed Work Readiness Training  12/20/13 and received supportive services for 60 hours of training. After completing the Work Readiness, Mr. Cleveland began the application process with Brookins Construction Training School as an apprentice and began the program 02/10/14. Mr. Cleveland will continue with Brookins Construction Training School and will complete the program as a journeyman Laborer.

Briana Walthall

Ms. Walthall attended the One-Stop Orientation and met with the One-Stop Service Center staff to review the requirements of D-RAP. She was found to meet all the requirements of the program and began the 60 hour Work Readiness training  03/11/13. Ms. Walthall completed Work Readiness Training 03/20/14 and received supportive services for 60 hours of training. After completing the Work Readiness, Ms. Walthall began the application process with Hart and Associates as an apprentice and began her program March, 2014. Ms. Walthall will continue with Hart and Associates and will complete the program as a Certified Administrative Assistant.

For more information please visit a One-Stop Service Center:

Remember to bring your social security card and state issued photo id.