An arrangement in which someone learns an art, trade, or other job under the supervision of another

An apprenticeship is two different things:

It's a job, but it's also an education.

Mostly, though, it’s a great opportunity! An apprenticeship is a good way to prepare yourself for the future with on-the-job training in a high-demand career.


An apprenticeship combines paid work experience with classroom training. Highly skilled workers share their skills and knowledge on the job, in combination with lessons to make sure the apprentice masters all aspects of the job.


There are apprenticeships for nearly any job you can imagine, from manufacturing to healthcare.


Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren currently offers apprenticeships for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Personal Care Assistants (PCA).


There are many other registered apprenticeships in Southwest Michigan in manufacturing and professional trades. If you are in need of assistance in locating opportunities, please contact us for more information!

CNA Apprenticeship Program


The Michigan Works! CNA Apprenticeship is different from the traditional CNA career pathway. Apprentices work for a partner company while attending school, earning a wage and gaining valuable experience.

Contact Us for More Information About Our Apprenticeship Programs


*Please note this is for Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Counties only

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