Marcus Jones

Marcus Jones

Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy, Class of 2017, Economic Opportunities Program

President, Detroit Training Center, Detroit, MI

Marcus is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Master of Science – Environmental Policy and Master of Urban Planning degrees. His previous experience is in real estate and green building, with more than 10 years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate, serving as a real estate and green building consultant. He also holds a LEED Green Associates Certification, demonstrating his knowledge of sustainable construction. He currently serves on the board for the Green Schools Committee for the Detroit Regional Chapter at the US Green Building Council. His previous position was with the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council.

Shortly after graduation from the University of Michigan, he helped establish the Detroit Training Center. The center has trained over 1,800 students in the areas of construction, heavy equipment, landscaping, and commercial truck driving. His dedication to the residents of the city of Detroit is exceptional, creating job training programs for homeless veterans, single mothers, and returning citizens.

Marcus Jones is a member of the Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy Class of 2017, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at