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Are you having trouble finding qualified talent with the skills and expertise you need for your business? If so, apprenticeship may be worth considering.

Apprenticeships are really a centuries-old method of training new talent, but they now look a lot different than in the past. Today, you’ll find them in healthcare, human services, food and agriculture, information technology and more. Each apprenticeship program is unique.

Apprenticeships utilize a combination of on-the-job training with related classroom instruction through which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Programs can be sponsored by individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.


  • Reduce turnover
  • Foster greater loyalty
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve their bottom line

You and your company can take advantage of this recruitment and hiring strategy and you don’t have to do it alone.

Michigan Works! provides resources and assistance in customizing an apprenticeship program that is right for you.

We help you navigate the steps to register with the United States Department of Labor. We may also be able to access potential funds to support your efforts.

It's Time for Apprenticeships!

If you’d like to start a discussion about developing an apprenticeship program, contact our Apprenticeship Training Coordinator.

He or she will help facilitate linking you with local, regional, and state experts who can help.

Meanwhile, here are some excellent resources to help you understand the benefits of apprenticeships for talent development in your organization: