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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 Michigan Center for Data and Analytics in 2016 and 2019.
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.
Note: The data on this dashboard image is updated on a regular basis.
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 craftsperson 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
- Employer Involvement - Employers are the foundation of every Registered Apprenticeship program.
- Structured On-the-Job Learning - Apprentices receive on-the-job training from an experienced mentor for typically not less than one year.
- 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.
- Rewards for Skill Gains - Apprentices receive increases in wages as they gain higher level skills.
- National Occupational Credential - Registered Apprenticeship programs result in a nationally-recognized credential - 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
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Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Success Coordinators
Apprenticeship Training Representatives (U.S. Department of Labor)
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Office of Employment and Training - Workforce Development
State Apprenticeship Expansion
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Apprenticeship
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