Skip to main content


Workers working on a house

Our Housing Workx! Program

red dots

Do you want to develop skills in a hands-on environment to kick-start your career in skilled trades? Our Housing Workx! Program is here to help!

The Housing Workx! Program addresses the need for attainable housing and workforce development in Allegan County. Through this program, we will connect learners to career opportunities in building trades and construction, one of the fastest growing industries in Michigan, to produce healthy, attainable housing in Allegan County. 

By receiving this training, students have the mobility to utilize their certificate in the area of construction that most interests them. Graduates from this licensed program will receive an industry-recognized and portable pre-apprenticeship credential. This credential is accepted by the Michigan Department of Labor and allows for entry-level employment as a construction laborer. Through partnerships with the local home building industry and Michigan Works!, we will provide opportunities for graduates to find gainful employment and support services.

Housing Workx! graduates will be well-positioned for a career in a growing industry and that is in critical need for skilled talent. Michigan lost 48% of its skilled trades workforce over the last decade, which means roughly 60,000 workers left the industry without a replacement. With this many roles left unfilled, there are numerous opportunities for entry-level and skilled individuals who are interested in the construction workforce.

For more information on Housing Workx!, please fill out the interest form below.

Housing Workx flyer
Housing Workx!

Kick start your career in skilled trades with hands-on training!

NOW ENROLLING for Construction Basics!

Course includes direct instruction, online learning, and all tools and materials needed for hands-on training.

Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT):
Receive Department of Labor recognized certified training developed by the Home Builders Institute (HBI).

Earn Multiple Certifications:
Construction CORE Carpentry, OSHA 10 Construction

Full Scholarships Available:
Cost is $650. Scholarships may be available for individuals with a need for assistance.

Program Interest Form


For questions about this program, contact Community Action of Allegan County at (269) 673-5472 extension 228.