Sterling Heights businesses, workers, and job seekers have access to a number of workforce training and development resources. These resources help employers identify, recruit, and train current and future employees, and help job seekers identify and prepare for career opportunities.
With locations in the neighboring city of Warren and Clinton Township, Macomb Community College is an established leader in providing just-in-time resources that help businesses excel in an ever-changing marketplace. MCC collaborates with employers to provide customized training, skill assessments, and safety and compliance training courses to employees, and internships and co-op’s to high school and college students. MCC also provides assistance to businesses seeking to secure government procurement contracts.
The Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board, in conjunction with MichiganWorks!, provides job training and quality, comprehensive workforce development, employment and training services through a collaboration with business, education and other key local government and community organizations. Specific services include resume and cover letters reviews, job fair preparation, interviewing workshops, among others.
In a partnership with Utica Community Schools, the City of Sterling Heights created Velocity Jr. - a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design and Math (STEAM) focused program that aims to integrate business, industry, economic development professionals and educators in order to encourage K-12 students to pursue careers that meet the needs of today’s high-tech employers. The program complements the economic development efforts housed at the Velocity Collaboration Center in Sterling Heights. The program’s efforts include establishing Michigan’s first dedicated STEAM center at Ross Kidd Elementary in Sterling Heights, where more than fifteen different STEAM-focused and affordable day camps will be available to elementary and middle school students over the summer.