WHY BECOME AN APPRENTICE?

Why become an apprentice instead of taking a traditional employment path?

Earn

while you learn

Grow

through classroom + on-the-job training

Build

a long-term career

Explore your options

Search through the types of occupations available and find which jobs and industries interest you most.
  • Explore education requirements, average wages, occupation demand and more for various occupations on the State of Michigan’s Going Pro site.
  • Enroll with your local Michigan Works! Agency to receive guidance and support in your search for opportunities. Find your local service center here.

Get prepared

  • Graduate high school or obtain your GED. All DOL registered apprenticeships require apprentices to have a high school diploma or GED as a minimum requirement. *
  • Continuously grow your skills to become a more attractive apprenticeship candidate. Explore offerings at your local college or search for apprenticeship opportunities.
    • Find your local college apprenticeship contact.
    • Search for colleges and other training providers based on your location and interests.
    • Explore pre-apprenticeship programs and specialized training institutions here.
“After jumping around from job to job, I never thought I’d be in this industry of manufacturing until I had the opportunity to get into this apprenticeship program.”
Kyle
Apprentice at Maya Gage

Search for Opportunities

Every apprenticeship program is different, and so are their qualification requirements and application processes. Explore the opportunities.

Still have questions about how apprenticeship works? We’re happy to help you find what you’re looking for. Just get in touch with us.


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