Skilled Trades are careers that often require less schooling and debt than a four-year degree. These jobs are in demand for fields like healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive.



Breaking down the economic advancement barriers in the urban cities of Michigan, in the skilled trades fields and other non-traditional employment opportunities.

Employment & Recruitment

Once seen exclusively as a world of manual labor, today’s Skilled Trades jobs offer a wide array of opportunities for high school and community college students.

HFA- HOPE For America helps young adults discover career opportunities and life goals within a group of friends and real-world, one-on-one mentorship.


The program will provide exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start!

Wages for professional trades occupations is 45 percent higher than other occupations – $51,000 is the median annual salary for these jobs!

Opportunities exist in a variety of emerging industries including IT, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive. And many of the career fields do not require a four-year degree.


To promote Skilled Trades as economic advancement by way of workforce development to effect community improvement throughout America.


Through career building, our vision is to build and reinforce high quality communities producing reduced crime, better housing, improved youth development programs and educated voters.


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