Detroit Regional Workforce Fund


The Detroit Regional Workforce Fund brings together investors and leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors to spark and pilot opportunities that connect low- and moderate-income persons to emerging and growing career pathways. Through employer-engagement and educational partnerships, the DRWF supports innovation by convening stakeholders, identifying barriers and creating solutions that lead to systemic changes in the public and private workforce ecosystem.


The Detroit Regional Workforce Fund envisions a healthy community that creates the conditions for financial stability of all residents and the economic vitality of businesses in Detroit and southeast Michigan. Key to this vision is a competitive core city workforce that connects to and propels economic growth in the region and state.

Sector Focus

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Industry Partnerships

Access for All

The Access for All program  is a construction trade apprenticeship readiness training for Detroit residents.   The 9-week “career pathway” strategy prepares Detroiters for successful entry into construction apprenticeships and/or employment in the skilled trades.  Acceptance into to an apprenticeship is like being accepted into college—but even better.  You get to learn the trade and work and make money at the same time; without the tuition.

Collaborative Contact