Workforce Development Institute

Michigan Workforce Development Institute

CTE Instructor
(Career and Technical Education Instructor)

Based in Lansing, MI


This position is a partnership with the Michigan Building Trades Council, Lansing Public Schools, the MI AFL-CIO, and the Federation division- of the Workforce Development Institute. Under the administrator's direct supervision, this position provides curriculum/instruction/assessment in construction trades for students in the classroom or laboratory setting. Also works independently or as part of a teaching team in the laboratory and classroom. Works with students with a variety of backgrounds and skills.


  • Coordinates and delivers the instructional process for construction trades (curriculum/instruction/ assessment) in the laboratory and classroom setting.
  • Assists students in developing appropriate career goals.
  • Outlines expectations, evaluates, and communicates with students about their work skills, behaviors, and attendance.
  • Assists students with work-based learning experiences.
  • Manages construction trades classroom and laboratory (on-site or off-site) supplies and equipment.
  • Organizes an influential committee for the program and holds regular meetings to discuss the program effectively with the community and ensure that the program meets industry standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Possess or eligible for Vocational Certification in construction trades.
  • Bachelor's degree with a major in industrial arts/technology education preferred
  • Two years of recent, relevant work experience in construction trades.

Classroom and laboratory with good light. Moderate noise due to adjacent classrooms. Off-site construction project. Safety precautions are required with flammable materials, tools, and equipment (requires wearing safety gloves, clothing, etc.)

The position description is intended to convey information about the job and its responsibilities and is not an exhaustive list of the associated skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, and working conditions.

SALARY/Wage: $33.00/hr. (Part-time)

Please submit a résumé and brief cover letter to: work@miaflcio.org.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – EEOC

Our organization is an equal-opportunity employer, and we actively seek to build diversity among our officers, staff, and members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Michigan AFL-CIO is a non-profit federation of more than forty labor unions representing over 1 million working people across Michigan. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation. Employees of the Michigan AFL-CIO may work in collaboration with one, or all, of our affiliated nonprofit organizations in the Federation, including:

Michigan AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute: our affiliated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to combat economic and environmental injustice by connecting the unemployed or underemployed with the training and resources necessary to find gainful employment and transition Michigan to a cleaner, greener economy.

Michigan AFL-CIO Labor Foundation: our affiliated 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization established to combat economic and social injustice by connecting the working people with resources within Michigan’s charitable, educational and legal systems.

Michigan AFL-CIO Advocates: our affiliated 501(c)(4) non-profit organization established to unite labor leaders, policymakers, and the general public to educate and advocate around policies, programs, and projects that can bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to communities across Michigan.

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