WHY APPRENTICESHIP

MI Apprenticeship, managed by the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) and its partners, aims to make apprenticeship work for companies and job-seekers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to hire apprentices or a job seeker looking for long-term success, we’ll help you navigate the world of registered apprenticeships.

The need to fill workforce gaps

The US Department of Labor created registered apprenticeship nearly 100 years ago. It is a proven talent development strategy that enhances employee retention through demonstrated employer commitment to their workers. Registered apprenticeship involves an employer hiring apprentices and providing on-the-job learning and mentorship in conjunction with classroom learning. Apprentices are employees that are often hired without full knowledge in their industry. With training and support from their employer, they’re able to gain the skills they need to ensure success in their new career.
When you hear about apprenticeship training, it’s hard to know where to start or what to do. MI Apprenticeship helped me navigate the process from start to finish: identifying areas I may have been missing or asking me to reconsider certain curriculum.
Jamie Kothe
CEO, Detroit School for Digital Technology

How can we help?

Registered apprenticeship can seem like a complex system with information, regulations and paperwork for employers, and job-seekers to navigate. MI Apprenticeship aims to decode the information available to help you find what you need. MI Apprenticeship is an initiative of the Advance Michigan Center for Apprenticeship Innovation (AMCAI). AMCAI is funded by a $4 million DOL American Apprenticeship Initiative grant, and is focused on expanding DOL registered apprenticeships through statewide innovation. We aim to foster a vibrant apprenticeship ecosystem in Michigan by sharing information and resources and also providing crucial supportive services to employers who are ready to develop and launch an apprenticeship programs.

Who We Are

Led by the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), AMCAI is comprised of community colleges and Michigan Works! Agencies in Southeast Michigan who are focused on establishing and expanding apprenticeship programs in a variety of industries with high demand.

For more information about WIN, please visit WINintelligence.org.

AMCAI has partners across the state, including Apprenticeship Coordinators at eight area colleges. Find and contact your local AMCAI partners here.

Our Team

Need help? Have questions? Get in touch with one of our Registered Apprenticeship coordinators at this email address.

Kinsey Mantay

Regional Apprenticeship Administrator, Workforce Intelligence Network
Kinsey consults with employers, colleges, and workforce development partners to develop and launch new apprenticeship programs and manages the WIN Apprenticeship Program on behalf of its participating employers.

Janene Erne

Regional Apprenticeship Administrator, Workforce Intelligence Network
Janene consults with employers, colleges, and workforce development partners to develop and launch new apprenticeship programs and shares the “why” and “how” of apprenticeship with candidates, parents, and educators.

Rana Al-Igoe

Director of Work Based Initiatives, Workforce Intelligence Network
Rana manages the MI Apprenticeship initiative and team on behalf of WIN and its partner organizations.

Callan Eschenburg

Process Manager
Callan is a Program Manager for MI Apprenticeship focusing on partnership building, reporting, and compliance.

Scott Jedele

Process Manager
Scott is a Program Manager for MI Apprenticeship focusing on strategic planning and employer engagement