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Registered Apprenticeship benefits Michigan's employers
If you are an employer looking for a proven talent development model to grow and secure your organization’s future, Registered Apprenticeship is the solution.
REGISTERED Apprenticeship delivers a high return on investment to Michigan's employers. Registered Apprenticeship provides an opportunity to turn dedicated, custom-trained apprentices into your future workforce. These workers will bring new, fresh ideas and energy — helping to secure a more productive and prosperous future for your entire organization.
Recruit, train and retain talent
Registered Apprenticeship has gained momentum as a cost-effective talent development tool. The flexibility for an employer to design an apprenticeship program offers a consistent way to recruit, train, and retain talent.
Employers train and retain talent to their own standards. Unlike traditional postsecondary education programs — which are designed to prepare students for any number of career pathways — Registered Apprenticeships are designed BY and FOR the employer with a specialized focus on the unique needs of a specific job.
Today, Registered Apprenticeships are expanding across both traditional and nontraditional industries into more than 1,200 occupations.
Registered Apprenticeship Programs reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, lower the cost of recruitment and prioritize safety.
Prepare for tomorrow by introducing new skills and valuable experience in the workplace today.
Is Registered Apprenticeship right for your business?
If your workplace needs skilled workers, Registered Apprenticeship is the right training solution. Registered Apprentices learn in the workplace through training aligned specifically with the employer’s work instructions, regulations, business practices and equipment — and easily transition to a full-time position at that business.
Registered Apprenticeship allows you to grow employees that will contribute to your bottom line and help meet your future workforce needs. Registered Apprenticeship training is a key investment in your company's future.
Recruiting veteran apprentices
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity is well positioned to help recruit and engage military veterans who can instantly contribute to your business success in Registered Apprenticeship Programs.
Veteran apprentices offer immediate advantages to employers. They come to the job with valid attendance records, work experience, demonstrated accountability to critical assignments and a history of dedication to the mission. Additionally, veterans have worked with and been responsible for high-end technology and equipment. This experience overall helps employers more quickly develop a highly skilled, diverse workforce with fewer turnover costs.
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.
Check out USDOL Apprenticeship resources
In Michigan, Registered Apprenticeship Program registration and oversight is facilitated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Michigan Office of Apprenticeship. Here are USDOL resources to help you create a Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Do you have questions about developing a Registered Apprenticeship Program?
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.
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