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.
Frequent Apprenticeship Questions
How do apprenticeships differ from other work-based trainings?
Apprentices are hired by employers and receive a paycheck from their first day of work. Wages increase over time as apprentices advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a career pathway where individuals can earn and learn at the same time.
Apprentices earn a competitive wage from day one
Apprentices gain knowledge with structured learning and on-the-job training
Apprentices enhance their resume with industry-recognized credentials
Is an Apprenticeship a Job?
Yes! Apprentices start working when they enter an apprenticeship, with wage increases possible as they become more proficient.
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Where can I find Apprenticeship programs?
There are many registered apprenticeships in Southwest Michigan. If you are in need of assistance in locating opportunities, please contact us for more information.
Is this an Internship?
Apprenticeships are not Internships. Both are paths into future careers, but they work differently: