Career Development & Job Placement

Inspiring Careers... Empowering Lives

Our Career Development Department provides individual one-on-one counseling, evaluation, career development and employment assistance to low-income, foreign-born and non-immigrant Detroit residents. We also offer Job Readiness workshops through our non-profit partner agencies throughout the Metro region, while also delivering direct services to organizations upon request. Our career counselors and volunteers provide access to education and accreditation that oftentimes result in job referrals. Approximately 1800 units of service were provided in 2015, serving nearly 300 people (65% foreign-born; 35% non-foreign born).

March 2, 2018 - Local Employer Seeking New Employees Immediately!!!!

Inspector/Light Mechanical Repair Candidate

  • Mechanically inclined
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to read and follow project work instructions
  • Valid driver license (vehicles to be portered in and out of building)
  • Available to work in Detroit/Grosse Pointe area

Heavy Mechanical Repair Candidate (should have the skills above, plus)

  • 2+ years of automotive vehicle repair experience (more than just changing tires and rotating tires)
  • Possess a full set of tools

Automotive Paint Prepper Candidate

  • 5+ years of paint shop experience at the prepping level or higher
  • Available to work in Downriver area (Taylor)

Automotive Painter

  • 10+ years of automotive painter experience

If interested, please email resume to Bob Sullivan (International Institute Director of Career Development) at or call him at (313) 871-8600, Ext. 229.


Job Resource Program

Started February, 2012 – in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of Detroit, and continued in 2013 by United Way, for unemployed Metro Detroit residents (new immigrants as well as long-time residents) – job readiness program, English as a Second Language classes, G.E.D. classes, vocational classes, financial literacy, computer training, resume writing and interview skills, bus routes information, individual counseling, etc.

All Job Resource Program classes are free of charge.


IIMD works closely with the Detroit Public Schools and other Metro Detroit school districts by offering tutoring and educational services for those learners of English as a foreign language
For more information on the classes offered click a link below:


All Classes >

ESL and GED Services >

Citizenship Classes >


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Those who are looking for work, wanting to enroll in school, or starting a business will benefit from learning the concepts taught. The workshop is designed to be very interactive, motivating, and fun. Applying the skills you learn in the workshop will help you to find a job, pursue your education goals, or start a business.

To see all the workshops available, click a link below:


Career Development Workshop >

Job Readiness & Money Management Workshop >

Vocational Training >

For More Information

Call or email Robert E. Sullivan, Jr. via Jobs Programs & Classes

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