Earn While You Learn with an Apprenticeship

Bridging the Skills Gap with Apprenticeships


National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers. 

NAW 2020 Dates TBD

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What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training with a mentor currently working in the field and classroom learning. Apprentices are paid during their training and typically earn a certification or credential at the completion of their apprenticeship program.

Is an apprenticeship a career? Yes!
Apprentices start working and earning wages from the first day on the job.

Apprenticeship Training Programs

Looking for an approved registered apprenticeship training program in Michigan? Apprenticeships Work Michigan Training Connect (MiTC) can assist you in making knowledgeable decisions concerning your professional future and career with USDOL approved registered apprenticeship programs in Michigan.

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Apprentice Benefits

Apprentice Testimonials

Workers who complete apprenticeship programs earn an average of $300,000 more over their career when compared to peers who don't.

Employer Benefits

Apprenticeship Week 2019

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Apprenticeship Success Coordinator

Michigan Works Logo Contact your local Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Success Coordinator to assist your company with developing an apprenticeship program or to assist with connecting career seekers to apprenticeship opportunities.

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What is a Registered Apprenticeship?

Registered apprenticeships are high-quality work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and-learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies).

Learn more about apprenticeships at Advance Michigan Center for Apprenticeship Innovation →

Promotes the overall goal of expanding and enhancing Department of Labor (DOL) Registered Apprenticeships.

What are the Advantages of Apprenticeship?

Benefits to career seekers:

  • Wages earned while training
  • Improved skills and competencies
  • Higher wages as skills increase
  • National, portable credentials
  • Career advancement

Benefits to employers:

  • Highly skilled employees
  • Reduced turnover costs
  • Lower investment in recruitment
  • Higher productivity
  • More diverse workforce

Have Questions? Contact Us

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Workforce Development
Phone: 517-335-5858
E-Mail: LEO-Apprenticeship@michigan.gov

Office of Apprenticeship U.S. Department of Labor
Phone: 517-377-1747
E-Mail: davis.russell@dol.gov

Michigan Construction Careers

The growing demand for trades jobs has opened new windows of opportunity. Apprenticeships provide expert, reputable training for young individuals looking for a career in construction.

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