Apprenticeships are an opportunity for employees to earn while they learn, equipping employees with valuable skills and employers with experienced professionals.
Choose an option below to discover how you can benefit from an apprenticeship.
Myths & Facts
Apprenticeships aren’t only found in construction or manufacturing: there are opportunities across a variety of fields such as healthcare, IT, and even winemaking!
Here are some other myths and facts about apprenticeships:
MYTH: Apprenticeships are expensive
Apprenticeships cost NOTHING for the apprentice and Michigan Works! Southeast may connect businesses to funding that will offset the cost of training.
MYTH: If I train them, they’ll leave
FACT: 94% of Apprentices remain with their employer.
MYTH: There are no apprenticeship opportunities in my area of interest
Almost any profession can create an apprenticeship. There are opportunities in many fields such as childcare, video production, window washing, and so much more! Visit www.apprenticeship.gov/ apprenticeship-job-finder to find opportunities in your field and connect with Michigan Works! Southeast to learn more about opportunities in your geographic region!
MYTH: A Labor Union is required for an apprenticeship track
FACT: Many labor unions serve as gateways to apprenticeships, but they are not required.
MYTH: Apprenticeships take a long time to complete
FACT: Most apprenticeships range from 1-6 years. Michigan Works! Southeast will help you streamline the process. Plus, you earn a paycheck while completing your apprenticeship!