Workforce Development Institute

Michigan Workforce Development Institute

AFA Skilled Trades Instructor

Positions based around Michigan


Position Overview:
The instructor for this pre-apprenticeship program helps participants achieve sufficient mastery of construction math (addition, subtraction, fractions, decimals, degrees, geometry and basic algebra) and terminology, blueprint reading, and orthographic projections in order to qualify for employment within the construction trades or pass an entrance examination for union apprenticeships. In addition, the instructor helps participants learn building trades basic job-site work skills, and work safety practices, including but not limited to:

  • Punctuality
  • Multi-cultural awareness (particularly gender and ethnic issues)
  • Proper work etiquette
  • Drug and alcohol-free jobsite requirements

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide instruction in basic math, geometry and algebra, blueprint reading, and orthographic projections.
  • Plan course instruction based on approved curriculum.
  • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.
  • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Keeps daily records of participants attendance in classroom.
  • Integrate classroom instruction with pre-apprenticeship projects so that participants can apply classroom learning with real world expectations.
  • Develops teaching aids such as study materials.
  • Supervise group work projects.
  • Provide individualized, tutorial, or remedial instruction.
  • Report daily to lead instructor and provide feedback of activity.
  • Participates in program orientation, interview, and selection process of program applicants.
  • Works with apprenticeship training directors and union contractors in participant placements.
  • Provides follow-up with program graduates, training directors and union contractors.

Journeyman tradesmen or 3rd year apprentice experienced in working with adults and pre-apprenticeship programs. At least 2 years’ experience teaching basic math, and advanced math to include geometry and algebra. Experience in teaching basic blueprint reading and orthographic projections. Supervisory experience working with all tradesmen. Ability to maintain classroom etiquette according to program policies and procedures.

COMPENSATION: $33.00/hr.

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, Veteran, and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Michigan AFL-CIO is a non-profit federation of more than forty labor unions that represents 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, policy makers, 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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