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Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan 2022 Report

Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan - 2022 Report

This report on apprenticeships in Michigan details demographic, occupation, wage, industry, and program information, and builds and expands upon previous reports published by the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives in 2016, 2019, and 2021.

Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan 2022 Report

Executive Summary

  • There were just under 18,600 active registered apprentices in Michigan in 2021. Of these, 81.9 percent were in the traditional apprenticeship industries of Construction and Manufacturing. Health care and social assistance was the largest nontraditional industry with a share of 5.4 percent.
  • Michigan had its largest registered apprenticeship completer cohort on record. In 2021, there were more than 2,600 completers across the state. This was about 100 more completers than what was observed in 2019 and the third straight year with more than 2,000 completers.
  • Increasing participation among underrepresented demographic groups is a key focus in Michigan. In 2021, 16.7 percent of new apprentices were women. This was the second largest share on record. Furthermore, 13.4 percent of new apprentices were people of color. This was also their second largest share over the period.
  • Nontraditional apprentices have increased significantly in recent years. From 2008 to 2017, just 16.6 percent of new apprentices were in nontraditional apprenticeships. Since 2018, 25.2 percent of new apprentices were in these nontraditional programs. This was aided by the emergence of Health care and social assistance.
  • Registered apprenticeship completers earn favorable employment outcomes upon completion. Among 2020 completers, the median hourly one-year-after wage was $33.69, and 89.2 percent were employed a year after completing their apprenticeship program.
  • Six of Michigan’s 10 prosperity regions had over 1,000 active apprentices in 2021. The Detroit Metro region had the most, with nearly 7,700. This was followed by East Michigan (2,800) and West Michigan (2,400). South Central Michigan had 2,300 active apprentices while also having a majority share within nontraditional industries.