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MI Trades Initiative

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MI Trades Initiative

About the MI Trades Initiative

The MI Trades partnership represents a historic partnership of state agencies, joining together in collaboration with a shared vision to help recruit skilled and professional trades candidates to wonderful and competitive career opportunities with the State of Michigan.

The importance of our skilled and professional trades careers has only grown in the years since the COVID-19 pandemic has begun. Today, there are many skilled and professional trade positions open across the state that need your talent and experience. These jobs help build and preserve our infrastructure, maintain our facilities and help regulate the industry to keep workers and citizens safe.

Because of this, the partnership’s charge is to share the stories of working with the State of Michigan with the hope that new faces will join the state in public service to build our community and strengthen the Michigan economy.

As the work of the MI Trades partnership evolves, this website will serve to organize and spread awareness of existing opportunities in the skilled and professional trades.

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Join us at the MI Trades Hiring Event - May 9th!

Here's what you can expect:

  • Meet recruiters from a variety of skilled trades employers actively seeking top talent.
  • Learn about exciting career paths in the skilled trades and how you can contribute to this exciting industry.
  • Get help with your application! Civil Services Staff will be on-site to assist you with the application process.
  • DD 214 printing available! The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency will be present to print DD 214s for veterans seeking veteran's preference.
  • Come as you are! There's no need to dress up for this event – focus on making great connections!

In-Person Event

Date: Thursday, May 9

Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Horatio Earle Learning Center, 7575 Crowner Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821

Registration is not required, but if you are able, please let us know you are coming.

Register for in-person event

Can't make it in person? Don't worry! An online event will also be held from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Register for online event

Download a printable event flyer