SEMCA Michigan Works! and Zaman International are set to host an Apprenticeship Open House on Thursday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to noon as part of the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week. Area employers are invited to attend and learn how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as rebuilding our country’s infrastructure, addressing critical supply chain demands, supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, and responding to care economy issues.
Held at Zaman International, 26091 Trowbridge St, in Inkster, this event will have a Q&A session on apprenticeships, info booths for partners and tours of the facility and feature various SEMCA program resources such as:
Apprenticeship – Breaking the Cyle of Poverty
“We offer apprenticeship opportunities for women with low literacy levels and limited English proficiency, living under $12,000 per year,” said Gigi Salka, Chief Workforce Officer of Zaman International. “The best way to break the cycle of poverty is through sustainable employment. Registered apprenticeships fit into our mission and allow us to create and fulfill opportunities for our community’s needs.”
In the fall of 2021, Zaman launched a Workforce Development program to provide students with apprenticeships and employment opportunities. Based in their on-site Industrial Sewing Center and Workforce Development Kitchen, these tracks provide a safe, secure environment to help prepare clients for sustainable work outside of Zaman. Their work experience at Zaman will include the creation of culinary products to market and the fulfillment of sewing commissions, ensuring that they will acquire a variety of skills to prepare them for growth in their chosen field.