Apprenticeships

​Employers: An apprenticeship program provides a long-term solution to your workforce needs and talent gaps

Apprenticeship

Partner with Oakland County Michigan Works! to launch a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program.

​A WIN-WIN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE

Build a Registered Apprenticeship program to expand your skilled workforce and provide a comprehensive, work-based training opportunity. 

Apprenticeships combine classroom study with paid, on-the-job training under the supervision of a journey-level craftsperson or trade professional as a mentor.

The length of apprenticeships vary, depending on the training requirements that you determine are necessary for apprentices to succeed.

Registered Apprenticeship programs may be eligible for federal and state grant support.

​Follow Our Roadmap to Building A Registered Apprenticeship Program

Explore how an
apprenticeship program
creates skilled workers
        
Build core components
and standards of your
apprenticeship program
        
Launch your
apprenticeship
program
EXPLORE
(2 Months)
PARTNER
(3 Months)
BUILD
(3 Months)
REGISTER
(3 Months)
LAUNCH
(2 Months)
                    
Partner with key
players in your region
to develop a program
           
Register your program to
join the DOL-Registered
Apprenticeship network
     


​FACTORS TO CONSIDER:

  • What are your career pathways?
  • What skills are your current employees lacking?
  • What training is already underway?
  • What steps are needed to fill any training gaps?
  • What is entailed with registering an 
  • apprenticeship program?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOUR COMPANY?

  • Build a skilled, nationally recognized credentialed workforce
  • Knowledge transfer to new generation of workers
  • Increase employee productivity and collaboration 
  • Reduce turnover costs
  • Lower recruitment investment
  • Expand diversity
  • Incentives may be available

 At Your Service

Phone and Virtual Appointments Only
Open Mon-Fri, except for holidays

Apprenticeship

​HOW TO GET STARTED?

Contact Liz Rivard-Weston, Oakland County Apprenticeship Success Coordinator, at rivardwestone@oakgov.com

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