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skilled laborer noun. a labor worker who has a special skill attained through formal training and experience, a laborer who will be expected to supervise unskilled and semi-skilled workers.

the program

Detroit Training Center supplies graduates of this program with the licenses and skills required to immediately enter the workforce as a skilled construction laborer. Southeast Michigan in particular is in high demand of skilled construction laborers. We provide quality training for individuals to succeed in the workforce--in terms of both safety and construction equipment. Job placement assistance is provided with this program and it is VA-certified.



  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • OSHA 30 Certification
  • Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor License
  • Workzone/Flagging Safety Certification
  • Lifting/Rigging Certification
  • Bobcat/Skid Steer Operator Certification
  • Aerial Lift Operator Certification
  • Trenching/Excavation Safety Certification
  • Scaffolding Safety Certification


6 Weeks





*Some students receive full or partial funding for this program. Please attend one of our free info sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am to determine if you qualify.*

median wages

$15 Hourly

$31,090 Annually

career opportunities

  • Construction Laborer
  • Construction Trade Helper
  • Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
  • Machine Operator

skilled construction laborer