Apprenticeship Denial form
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANOTHER 1967 RIOT BREWING?
 
 
Detroit Jobless Rate 
 
 1967 Pre-Riot  15.9%
 2016     24.8%
 
 
These rates measure the people who are still looking for work but have not found a job. They do not include the people who have stopped looking for work. That rate termed the underemployment rate.
 
 
Underemployment Rate      54.9% 
 
     
 
Unemployment, poor housing options and police harassment precipitated the 1967 Detroit riot. Sadly 49 years later, the Detroit jobless rate of 24.8% has far eclipsed the 15.9% jobless rate in 1967. Of the top 50 cities in America, Detroit has the worse jobless rate. Skilled trade apprenticeships can reduce the jobless rate significantly especially since they are fueled by projects funded by public tax dollars.
 
 
Skilled Trade Apprenticeships

Skilled trade apprenticeships are training programs where a participant earns a wage from the first day of training. These apprenticeships occur in the construction, healthcare and manufacturing industries. Companies and developers sign agreements to secure tax breaks in exchange for developing jobs for residents but often never develop the jobs. Marathon refinery received a 175 million dollar credit and only employed 1 Detroit resident. They owe Detroit residents and nonprofits some money.The Little Caesars Arena will be financed by Detroit residents at a tune of $261.5 million. Certainly, thousands of Detroiters should secure jobs with high paying wages based on our investment.
 
 
 
 Project Name Government Tax Breaks/ Financing  Jobs Created  for Detroit Residents
 Marathon Oil Refinery Expansion   $175 Million  1
 M-1 Rail  $129.7 Million  ?
 Little Caesars Arena  $261.5 Million  ?
 

51% of workers on City of Detroit construction sites  are supposed to be Detroit Residents
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Apprenticeship Denial form
 
  
 
 
 
NONEXISTENT
 
Companies are using the excuse Detroiters are not "math proficient"  to justify their lack of employment. The City of Detroit is allowing for this excuse to perpetuate the high jobless rate.
 
Demand these companies employ Detroit residents in skilled trade jobs and apprenticeships now!!!!!
 
Demand they insure apprenticeship admissions is fair and transparent.
 
Demand the City of Detroit collects penalties for companies who have not hired 51%.
 
Demand the City of Detroit fund a plethora of hands-on math classes to eradicate the "mythical" lack of math proficiency.
 

  
 
No one really knows if Detroiters are math proficient as apprenticeship programs do not utilize standardized exams like Work keys. Neither do they reveal an applicant's exam score, correct or incorrect answers or ranking on the admissions list. People have accepted the rhetoric that residents are not math proficient as Detroit Public School has had a terrible record in low math proficiency the past 10 years. 
  
 
 
 
JUST IN CASE
 
 
Fund Automation Workz 4 U Math Anxiety workshops monthly in Detroit neighborhoods. Let's deal with Math Anxiety and the lack of Math Proficiency Head On.
 
 
 
Expand Women and People of Color Presence in the Skilled Trades 
 

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 SKILLED TRADES IS OUR HISTORY
 
 
The end of slavery and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution happened almost coincidentally. African Americans were employed in many skilled trade jobs as they were considered “dirty job.” In the midst of their skilled trade work, African Americans invented products and even received patents for their inventions. Here are some of the lesser known inventions and their patent dates.
 
 
 
 Product  Inventor  Patent Date
 air conditioning unit  Frederick M. Jones  July 12, 1949
 automatic gear shift  Richard Spikes  February 28, 1932
 clothes dryer  George T. Sampson  June 6, 1862
 elevator  Alexander Miles  October 11, 1867
 heating furnace ventilation  Alice Parker  December 19, 1919
 lantern  Michael C. Harvey  August 19, 1884
 lawn mower  John Albert Burr  May 19, 1889
 refrigerator  John. Standard  June 14, 1891
 spark plug  Edmond Berger  February 2, 1839
 stove  Thomas A. Carrington  July 25, 1876
 
 
Yet today it is difficult to find African Americans within the skilled trades profession. As skilled trades have migrated from dirty jobs to high paying clean jobs, African Americans are non-existent. Richard Florida, author of Rise of the Creative Class summarizes it best, the creative tech industry “looks like the United Nations minus Black faces.” Black students noted in the 2009 Lemelson- MIT study that they are not prepared well by their teachers for creative tech or inventing careers.
 

The myth is that African Americans do not have the capability to matriculate into the Skilled Trades profession. The myth is that they are not math proficient for today’s high tech skilled trades. If only 25% of the American population possess a Bachelor’s degree, meaning that the other 75% of the population must gravitate to the 3 other career paths.

 
Four Career Paths
 
 Entrepreneurship  Job Creator
 Professional Degreed  College Prep
 Skilled Trades  Invention/ Maker
 Low skilled Labor  Implementer
 
 
 
 
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SKILLED TRADE CAREERS
 

Most people have no idea what are SKILLED TRADE careers. They are in multiplicity of industries Construction, Healthcare, Information Technology and Manufacturing. Check out these videos.

HEALTHCARE

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION

 
 

People of Color are being frozen out of the skilled trades arena dooming us to low wage jobs, unemployment and poverty.

Let's set the agenda to negotiate these opportunities 
 
 
 
 
Expand Women and People of Color Presence in the Skilled Trades
 
 
 
 
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Automation and retirements have created a demand for a new level of skills in electronics, computer programming and mechanical disciplines across a plethora of industries having a profound affect on  - construction, manufacturing, IT and health care causing a TALENT SHORTAGE. Organizations and companies have instituted skilled trade apprenticeships for these ever evolving skilled trade careers.

  
 
 
INDUSTRIAL SKILLED TRADES CAREER TITLES
 
 

 
CONSTRUCTION SKILLED TRADES CAREER TITLES
 
 
 
 

SERVICE SKILLED TRADES CAREER TITLES
 
 
 
 
 
 
Skilled Trade Apprenticeships are training programs with wages, affectionately termed "HANDS-ON HIGHER EDUCATION". The training is both hands-on and classroom  with reinforcement of the skills on-the-job. Apprenticeships begin with a wage on day 1. Training wages can begin at $12 per hour ($24,000 annually) to $21 per hour ($42,000) much higher than minimum wage.
 
Sadly, women and people of color have been denied EQUAL ADMISSION to these apprenticeships, whether the positions are in construction, manufacturing, IT and healthcare under the guise that women and people of color lack MATH PROFICIENCY.
 
Women and people of color are challenged with Math Anxiety as they were not taught how to apply math concepts in k-12 schools like their male counterparts. This Math Anxiety creates a fear of performance on Math Exams. It can be alleviated with research based techniques.
 
Uplift, Inc. has been at the forefront of training individuals to improve Math and science standardized exam scores with fun hands-on applied lessons and activities. Our success has been chronicled in the About Us page. <
 

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Fight for
 
 
  • Standardized Apprenticeship Admissions Exams for all Detroit funded projects
  • Disclosure of admission exam test scores and performance
  • Set Public admission score for each program  
  • Public disclosure of Detroit funded project employee and contractor demographics
  • City Funded Math Anxiety and Math Proficiency Workshops 
  • City funded pre - apprenticeship training with an hourly wage 
 


     
    Expand Women and People of Color Presence in the Skilled Trades
     
     
     
    Fund  Automation Workz 4 U Math Anxiety workshops monthly  in Detroit neighborhoods. Let's deal with Math Anxiety and the lack of Math Proficiency Head On.
     

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