Center for Excellence

Immigrant Resource Center

Description of Primary Services

Broadly defined, the IRC offers a multi-level pathway to success and self-sufficiency for Metro Detroit immigrants and City of Detroit non-immigrants through a HUD grant. It assists both with job assistance and employability skills, offering a vision of revitalized Metro Detroit and cementing this region as a destination city and new home of immigrants. The Center provides all the necessary educational services that foster self-sufficiency and empower the immigrant population to navigate the resources available to them. More specifically, the Center offers the following core services that continuously move participants from crisis towards self-sufficiency and success.

Career Development & Job Placement

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. Our career counselors and volunteers provide access to education and accreditation that oftentimes result in job referrals.

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ESL & GED Services

The Education Department offers year-round ESL and GED courses in the classrooms of the IIMD. 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. Our methods are both tried and tested and we consistently receive positive reviews from all participants.

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Vocational Training

Through our vocational program, the IIMD offers 3 core-competency areas: carpentry, plumbing, and electrical. Foreign-born, and American-born residents with low skills are trained by certified master instructors and receive certificates in their respective trade programs.

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Career Development Workshops

Contact us to learn about the free job search workshop and vocational training classes. Join the Career Development Jobs Resource Program at the International Institute to help you land a job.

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Financial Empowerment

IIMD staff provide individual one-on-one counseling and group instruction in the core competency areas of credit, debt management and debt reduction, budget, saving and checking accounts to low-income individuals.

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New Business Development

Are you new to the Detroit area and interested in starting a new business in Metro Detroit? There are many resources available to assist you to start a new business. Become a part of "America's Greatest Comeback City"

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