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Registered Apprenticeship

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November 15 - 21 is the 2021 Michigan Apprenticeship Week! Registered apprenticeships are vital in supporting both employers who need skilled talent and Michigan's workers who gain skills toward rewarding, high-demand and high-wage careers. 

Michigan Apprenticeship Week Proclamation

Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan Report - This report on apprenticeships in Michigan, which details demographic, occupation, wage, industry, and program information, builds and expands upon previous reports published by the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives (LMISI) in 2016 and 2019.

Michigan Statewide Targeted Apprenticeship Inclusion & Readiness System (MiSTAIRS)

Governor Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to support the state's registered apprenticeship expansion efforts and increase employment opportunities for Michiganders. 

MiSTAIRS will enable more than 1,640 workers to enroll in Registered Apprenticeship programs over a four-year period in sectors that include advanced manufacturing, construction, energy, healthcare, information technology and mobility - helping to secure Michigan's short-term economic recovery and long-term success.  

Michigan was one of just 15 states to receive a State Apprenticeship Equity, Expansion and Innovation grant award and one of 5 states to receive a maximum $10 million award from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Awards

More than $3 million in grant recipients were announced on July 20, 2021

More than $6 million in grant recipients were announced on March 1, 2021.

Michigan Apprenticeship Advisory Board

State-level board that provides guidance on innovation and implementation strategies for grantees working to expand Registered Apprenticeship Program opportunities and ensure program performance targets and sustainability result.

Michigan Apprenticeship Dashboard

Discover regional and occupational data regarding registered apprenticeship in Michigan; including how many active apprentices there are in the state and which occupations and industries they are part of. 

Screenshot of MI Registered Apprenticeship Dashboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The data on this dashboard image is updated on a regular basis. 
Click here to access Michigan's Registered Apprenticeship Data Dashboard.

What is 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). Apprenticeship combines classroom studies with extensive on-the-job training under the supervision of journey level craftperson or trade professional.

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

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

 


Five Core Components of Registered Apprenticeship 

  1. Employer Involvement - Employers are the foundation of every Registered Apprenticeship program.
  2. Structured On-the-Job Learning - Apprentices receive on-the-job training from an experienced mentor for typically not less than one year.
  3. Related Instruction - Apprentices combine on-the-job learning with technical education at community colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship training schools, provided on-line or at the job site.
  4. Rewards for Skill Gains - Apprentices receive increases in wages as they gain higher level skills.
  5. National Occupational Credential - Registered Apprenticeship programs result in a nationally-recognized creditial - a 100% guarantee to employers that apprentices are fully qualified for the job.

Learn more about the five core components

Learn more about apprenticeships at Advance Michigan Center for Apprenticeship Innovation

Apprenticeship.gov, U.S. Department of Labor 

Veterans' Employment Services 

Program Overview


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Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Success Coordinators

Apprenticeship Training Representatives (U.S. Department of Labor)
www.apprenticeship.gov

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Office of Employment and Training - Workforce Development
State Apprenticeship Expansion

517-335-5858
LEO-Apprenticeship@michigan.gov

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

Curious about Registered Apprenticeship programs in Michigan? Click here to sign up for relevant emails.

Career Seekers

Career Seekers

Benefits to Apprentices

  • A paycheck from day one
  • Use GI Bill benefits you earned in service
  • Hands on career training
  • An education and the potential to earn college credit
  • A career once you complete your apprenticeship
  • National industry certification


Learn more about these benefits

Apprenticeable Occupations
Apprenticeships can be found in all industries, from traditional sectors like Construction and Manufacturing to emerging sectors like Energy, Health Care, and Information Technology. 

Registered Apprenticeship Flyer for Apprentices - 2020

Apprenticeship Opportunities


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Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Success Coordinators

Apprenticeship Training Representatives (U.S. Department of Labor)
www.apprenticeship.gov

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Office of Employment and Training - Workforce Development
State Apprenticeship Expansion

517-335-5858
LEO-Apprenticeship@michigan.gov

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

Curious about Registered Apprenticeship programs in Michigan? Click here to sign up for relevant emails.

Employers

Becoming an Employer Sponsor

Benefits to Employers

Employer Training ApprenticeYour company must be ready to compete in the global economy. By training apprentices you will create an employee pool that will contribute to your bottom line and meet your future workforce needs. Apprenticeship training is a key investment in your company's future. Key benefits include:

  • Helps recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce

  • Improves productivity and the bottom line

  • Reduces turnover costs and increases employee retention

  • Get GI Bill approved, attract veteran talent, and have veterans use their earned benefits while building skills​

  • Creates industry-driven and flexible training solutions to meet national and local needs


Employer 101: Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Missed the employer webinar on engaging Veterans in Registered Apprenticeship Programs?

Catch up on what apprenticeships offer employers - a highly skilled, diverse workforce with fewer turnover costs.

Watch the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and its Veterans' Employment Services team talk about the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships in this webinar.

Getting Started

US DOL Quick-Start Toolkit
Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs
Registered Apprenticeship Flyer for Employers - 2020


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Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Success Coordinators

Apprenticeship Training Representatives (U.S. Department of Labor)
www.apprenticeship.gov

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Office of Employment and Training - Workforce Development
State Apprenticeship Expansion

517-335-5858
LEO-Apprenticeship@michigan.gov

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

Curious about Registered Apprenticeship programs in Michigan? Click here to sign up for relevant emails.

Resources

Resources

Apprenticeship Success Coordinators (ASC)

MWAs support activities and will function as an ASC to assist employers with local projects to effectively launch, register, conduct, report on, and ensure successful completion of new Registered Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Success Coordinator Contacts →

Michigan RAP Braided Funding and Co-Enrollment Matrix
This matrix helps facilitate discussion on potential Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) funding scenarios to support State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) grant program participants.

2021 Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan Report

Going PRO Talent Fund

The Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent Fund), formerly known as the Skilled Trades Training Fund, makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees. Training funded by the Talent Fund must be short-term and fill a demonstrated talent need experienced by the employer. Training must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by industry.

Employer 101: Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Missed the employer webinar on engaging Veterans in Registered Apprenticeship Programs?

Catch up on what apprenticeships offer employers - a highly skilled, diverse workforce with fewer turnover costs.

Watch the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and its Veterans' Employment Services team talk about the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships in this webinar.

Promotional Toolkit

Interested in promoting Registered Apprenticeship in your local community or region? Check out this toolkit, created to support website, social media and email-based promotional efforts. Feel free to use any of the components within this toolkit. The components may also be customized to meet your specific needs.

Apprenticeship Expansion Promotional Toolkit

Discover Apprenticeship Customizable Brochures

Discover Apprenticeship Brand Guidelines 

Discover Apprenticeship Logo

 

 

TAKE ACTION or LEARN MORE

Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Success Coordinators
   
Apprenticeship Training Representatives (U.S. Department of Labor)
www.apprenticeship.gov
   
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity 
Office of Employment and Training - Workforce Development
State Apprenticeship Expansion

517-335-5858
LEO-Apprenticeship@Michigan.gov
   
U.S. Department of Labor 
Michigan Office of Apprenticeship
517-377-1747
davis.russell@dol.gov
   
Curious about Registered Apprenticeship programs in Michigan? Click here to sign up for relevant emails.