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Michigan Trade & Vocational Schools

Michigan trade schools offer many vocational programs to help you land a new career. Receive training in mechanics, culinary, or even medical trade careers.

We have researched Michigan government pages, IPEDS, and a variety of forums to source the trade schools listed below.

If you are looking for the “best Michigan trade schools” – we do not do that here! I have spent hours scouring trade schools, there is no best one. They all offer pros and cons. What is best for you and your needs may not be the best for someone else.

Use our trade school comparison worksheet to help you compare a few schools and ask the right questions. This should help guide you to find the best trade school for YOU!

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Trade & Vocational Schools In Michigan

The  data below is from the Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) which is a great resources for finding trade schools all over the country.

The information shows some of the most important items you may consider when choosing a school. Much more information is provided on the IPEDS website if you want to dive deeper!

APC Crane Training

Various
Address: Various


School Details

APC Crane training offers classroom and field training in classrooms across the country in a variety of cities. They only offer training and certification for crane operators. Courses include aerial lift, forklift, mobile crane operator, overhead crane training, rigging, and signalperson.

APC Crane training offers classroom and field training in classrooms across the country in a variety of cities. They only offer training and certification for crane operators. Courses include aerial lift, forklift, mobile crane operator, overhead crane training, rigging, and signalperson.

Great Lakes Boat Building School

Michigan
Address: 485 South Meridian Road Cedarville, MI 49719
Website: glbbs.edu

Programs Offered

Boat Building Trade Schools

School Details

Campus Setting: No
Housing: No

In just one year you can earn a certificate in Comprehensive Career Boat Building (CCBB) or Marine Service Technology (MST). The school offers a hands-on approach and small classes to help you achieve a career in the marine industry.

In just one year you can earn a certificate in Comprehensive Career Boat Building (CCBB) or Marine Service Technology (MST). The school offers a hands-on approach and small classes to help you achieve a career in the marine industry.

International Union of Operating Engineers - Estimated Cost: NA

Various


School Details

With over 1,000 instructors and many locations throughout the United States and Canada, IUOE is a great choice for learning how to handle heavy duty equipment. Each location offers different types of opportunities for training and apprenticeships. Classroom instruction, simulators, and working onsite with an experienced journeyman are all parts of the training you will receive.

No data is available for costs, you will need to contact the school to get more information.

With over 1,000 instructors and many locations throughout the United States and Canada, IUOE is a great choice for learning how to handle heavy duty equipment. Each location offers different types of opportunities for training and apprenticeships. Classroom instruction, simulators, and working onsite with an experienced journeyman are all parts of the training you will receive.

No data is available for costs, you will need to contact the school to get more information.

Performance Training Solutions

Various


School Details

Performance Training Solutions has several locations where students can receive heavy equipment training. In just a few weeks you can be ready to work as an entry-level skid steer, wheel loader, or backhoe operator. Classes are taught by NCCER craft instructors or master trainers.

Performance Training Solutions has several locations where students can receive heavy equipment training. In just a few weeks you can be ready to work as an entry-level skid steer, wheel loader, or backhoe operator. Classes are taught by NCCER craft instructors or master trainers.

U.S. Truck Driver Training School - Estimated Cost: $13,169.00

Michigan
Address: 6500 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312-4518
Website: ustdts.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 170
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 91%

Universal Technical Institute - Estimated Cost: $23,474.00

California
Website: www.uti.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 1341
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 49%

Universal Technical Institute has several locations across the United States. Each location offers programs in different trade skills which include automotive, welding, motorcycle, and even Nascar! Visit their main website to find the location and program that is right for you!

School data shown on this listing is for the Southern California location.

Universal Technical Institute has several locations across the United States. Each location offers programs in different trade skills which include automotive, welding, motorcycle, and even Nascar! Visit their main website to find the location and program that is right for you!

School data shown on this listing is for the Southern California location.

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