Frequently asked 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: