Apprenticeships For


Create your future workforce, reduce turnover, and improve productivity. An apprenticeship program enables you to build the talent you need in-house. MI Apprenticeship is your federally-funded state concierge service that will build an apprenticeship program for you.


Reduce turnover and foster loyalty among employees.


Create customized, flexible training solutions to meet your needs.


Your company may be eligible for funding opportunities linked to apprenticeships. Learn more by contacting your local Michigan Works! Agency. 

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Let Us Build An

Program For You

MI Apprenticeship is a grant-funded government program built to encourage and support apprenticeships as an emerging workforce solution. MI Apprenticeship will work with you to create, develop, implement, and launch an apprenticeship program that meets your company’s needs. Get started by connecting with us!

Employment With a Plan

Is Always Better

“Apprenticeship creates a bond of loyalty between the employee and employer that is built-in instead of developing over a long time,” expressed Janene Erne, Regional Apprenticeship Administrator for the Workforce Intelligence Network. “Registered Apprenticeships are employer driver, which allows employers to build their own future workforce by offering high-quality career pathways driven by growing and emerging industries.”

Develop Greater Return on Investment

Apprentices are employees with a vision for their future at your company. As paid employees with a learning track, apprentices continue to improve their return on investment (ROI) producing skills. 


Allow your apprentices to learn from your most seasoned and skilled employees of your choice!

Classroom Learning

Improve your apprentice’s job-related skills through education in a classroom setting.

Three models of

On-the-Job Learning

Through structured learning in a work environment apprentices develop real skills that will benefit the company. Registered Apprenticeships can be delivered using three different models of evaluating success:

01 Time-Based

In this model, each job task must be performed for a set number of hours, indicating that an apprentice has practiced enough to have mastered the task. Assigning blocks of hours ensures that the apprentice will spend enough time on the job to observe anomalies that come with the trade.



In the competency-based model, apprentices must demonstrate their competence in each job skill in order to complete their apprenticeship. Competency is evaluated by the assigned mentor, and this model allows apprentices to learn job skills flexibly according to their learning pace.

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03 Hybrid

In a hybrid model, both competence and time are used as measures of success. In this model, an employer outlines the maximum amount of time that is appropriate to develop each competency.

Implementing a

Registered Apprenticeship

There are several models of implementing a Registered Apprenticeship that are recognized by the Department of Labor. These include:


Apprentices are full-time employees and attend related classes part-time.


Apprentices receive all related technical instruction before beginning on-the-job learning.


A combination of full-time work and full-time school, apprentices alternate between working full time and learning full time on a schedule set by the employer.