SER Metro-Detroit
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Bridges to Career Opportunities Program (BCO)

Bridges to Career Opportunities Program (BCO) -**Paid Training

The Bridges to Career Opportunities Program is a free eight-week Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program Licensed by the State of Michigan. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful application into one of the several trade Apprenticeships and consists of 200 hours of programming.

The SER Bridges to Career Opportunities Program will provide expanded contextualized bridge programming and related service enhancements that will assist participants to acquire the academic and work readiness skills necessary to enter into apprenticeships and employment that will lead to career ladder opportunities within the Building Trades. Participants who enroll into the SER Bridges to Career Opportunities Program will receive the basic education, literacy, academic instruction and work readiness training necessary to enter directly into career pathways within the construction industry or to apply for entry into apprenticeship opportunities with SER’s extensive network of labor partners.

The program will focus on:

  • Applied Math and Reading
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Overview of Building Trades and Labor History
  • Essential Soft Employment Skills
  • M.U.S.T.- Management and Unions Serving Together 
  • OSHA Certification (30 hours)
  • WorkKeys Post Assessment
  • CPR/First Aid/AED

Schedule and Location:
Training will be offered Monday thru Friday at SER’s Workforce Center from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm  Monday- Friday.


  • 18 years old or older
  • unemployed or under-employed
  • take Gains assessment
  • High School Diploma/ or in the process of attaining

Online interest form

2017/18 Bridge program revised flyer

Call 313-945-5200 x 4330 or complete the adult registration form to inquire.