What is Apprenticeship? A Registered Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.

Registered apprenticeships are high-quality work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and-learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies). Learn more about about Registered Apprenticeship.

Want to Know More?

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Our Apprenticeship Success Coordinator Jennifer Tucker is standing by to connect your business to a pathway to “growing your own” talent through a USDOL Registered Apprenticeship, ensuring individuals complete with a national, industry-recognized credential.

Invest in Your Workforce

Your company must be ready to compete in the global economy. By training apprentices, you will create an employee talent pool that will contribute to your bottom line and meet your future workforce needs.

How will your company benefit?

  • Helps recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce
  • Retain knowledge as experts retire
  • Improves productivity and your bottom line
  • Reduces turnover costs, increases employee retention
  • Creates a culture of growth among your team
  • Creates industry-driven and flexible training solutions to meet national and local needs
  • Gain access to unique funding opportunities


of Apprentices remain with their employer long term

Apprenticeships allow your business to build skills internally and retain talent. These opportunities provide flexible, customized training to your employees – helping them gain valuable expertise in their work and maximizing productivity!

Learn more about how your company will benefit from an apprenticeship with the MI Apprenticeship ROI calculator!

Get Funding for Training!

Manufacturers can receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement for apprenticeship training.


  • Available to Advanced Manufacturing employers 
  • Available to select occupations
  • Must have, or be willing to create, a USDOL registered apprenticeship
  • Up to $1,000 reimbursement per apprentice for apprenticeship-related technical training
  • Training must be through eligible provider on Pure Michigan Talent Connect
  • Apprentice must be currently enrolled in an approved USDOL registered apprenticeship
  • Apprentice must have completed their eligible training with a passing grade

Connect with our Business Services Team to learn how you can invest in your workforce.