Apprenticeship Programs

Workforce Development Specialist Apprenticeship

The Workforce Development Specialist is a time-based registered apprenticeship for people working in the public workforce system or other training agencies. At the end of the 12-month (2,000 hours) apprenticeship, participants will have the knowledge and competencies to provide direction to those seeking services. Special skills include:

  • Aid within a Helping Relationship that enhances the Career Development Services for all clients
  • Develop Project Management skills
  • Develop Project Coordination skills
  • Understand the ethics and scope of practice for staff in delivery of services
  • Develop effective communication strategies tailored to specific audiences
  • Develop information technology skills

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Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship

(This grant is now completed and closed)

Through our Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship, we provide production workers with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed in the advanced manufacturing environment. During a 18-month (3,000 hour) apprenticeship, our clients learn to set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment. Our graduates are ready to help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer needs. In the program, clients learn to understand manufacturing as a business system that integrates multiple disciplines, processes, and the needs of diverse stakeholders. Our graduates efficiently and safely manage time and materials.

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Our mission is to combat economic and environmental injustice by connecting the unemployed or underemployed with the training and resources necessary to find gainful employment and transition Michigan to a cleaner, greener economy.

The Michigan Workforce Development Institute is affiliated with the Michigan State AFL-CIO.

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