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You'll Learn, You'll Earn: Registered Apprenticeship is a proven pathway to a great career!
Registered Apprenticeship provides paid, relevant work experience, related classroom instruction, and national credentials employers value.
Registered Apprentices are attractive to today’s employers because they learn the precise skills needed to help employers succeed. At the same time, apprentices can gain college credit, industry certifications and above-average wages.
The use of the Registered Apprenticeship training model is expanding across both traditional and nontraditional industries into more than 7,200 occupations, including careers in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, construction, education, energy, healthcare, information technology, mobility, and many others.
If you’re looking for a flexible career path that will allow you to avoid or minimize tuition debt, get a foot in the door at a progressive company, or even change careers, Registered Apprenticeship may be a great option for you!
Registered Apprenticeship: Earn while you learn
Registered Apprenticeship is an “earn-and-learn” model that provides technical classroom instruction to complement hands-on experience where you get to put your knowledge into action.
It is a career pathway with minimal or no student loan debt to worry about.
A mentor will guide you as you learn your industry, with progressive wage increases as your skills increase throughout the program.
Upon completion, you will attain a nationally recognized credential as proof of your completion of a Registered Apprenticeship Program — and your subject matter expertise in your occupation.
Why REGISTERED Apprenticeship?
Only apprenticeship programs officially registered through the U.S. Department of Labor are recognized nationally — and result in a USDOL Certificate of Completion, a nationally recognized industry credential. Additionally, Registered Apprentices have access to state and federal resources.
Additional benefits for military veterans
Are you a veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserve looking for a new and rewarding career opportunity? Because many Registered Apprenticeships are approved for GI Bill® funding, you could qualify to receive support for housing, tuition, books and supplies in addition to your apprenticeship wages.
Be sure to identify yourself as a veteran or service member when you contact your local Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Success Coordinator.
More information about your benefits and Registered Apprenticeship opportunities is available on the USDOL's ApprenticeshipUSA website.
The bottom line...
Registered Apprentices take control of their future.
- They choose a different kind of classroom.
- They know what direction they want to go, and they work to make that happen.
- They are tomorrow’s workforce leaders in industries and occupations throughout the state.
Are you ready to take control of your future? Are you ready to become a Registered Apprentice?
Resources are available to help ensure your success. Get started today!
Contact an Apprenticeship Success Coordinator
Located throughout the state, your local Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Success Coordinator can assist career seekers in exploring Registered Apprenticeship opportunities and can help employers connect to partners to develop a custom-designed program.
Do you have questions about Registered Apprenticeship?
We’re here to help. Contact us through the online interest form, and a member of the State Apprenticeship Expansion team, an Apprenticeship Success Coordinator or another partner will follow up to assist you.
Other ways to get started
- Search for Registered Apprenticeship openings on Pure Michigan Talent Connect.
- Search for Registered Apprenticeship opportunities on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.
- Large sponsors frequently hold public recruitment events, so monitor their web sites and follow them on social media for possible announcements.
- Find an employer in your occupational field who might be interested in training through apprenticeship.
- Ask your current employer about starting a Registered Apprenticeship Program to grow employee skills in occupations within your current business.
- Contact an educational organization in your area, such as a local community college, that provides related technical instruction for Registered Apprenticeship Programs.
Stay up to date on Registered Apprenticeship news and opportunities
If you’d like to learn more about Registered Apprenticeship programs in Michigan, sign up to receive relevant emails from Michigan's State Apprenticeship Expansion team.