October 18, 2021

Businesses Invited to Learn About Apprenticeships

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Program is October 28 at the Manufacturing & Engineering Center

Schoolcraft College invites area business to an Apprenticeship Information Session from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, at the Manufacturing & Engineering Center.

An apprenticeship program is an excellent way for businesses to ensure a pipeline of right-skilled workers to remain competitive in their industry. Subjects to be covered include understanding program benefits; the registration process; key resources, including current employer financial incentives; and next steps to develop a customized program.

Attendees will hear from the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship representative as well as workforce partners.

Overall, attendees will learn:

  • Process overview: How Registered Apprenticeship works
  • Benefits: Why Registered Apprenticeship works
  • Knowledge: Resources and contact information to jump start program development
  • Details: Current employer funding opportunities of up to $1,000 per apprentice.
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Schoolcraft College student Logan Leinbach is the first Woodwork Manufacturing Specialist apprentice. The College and Leinbach’s employer, Burke Architectural Millwork, helped develop the apprenticeship for the Department of Labor.

Space is limited. Please contact Pamela Linton, Apprenticeship Coordinator for Schoolcraft College, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 734-462-7372 by Thursday, October 21, to reserve your spot. Breakfast will be provided.

The Manufacturing & Engineering Center (MEC), 13001 Merriman Road in Livonia, is the home of Schoolcraft College’s engineering and technology programs. Opened in the fall of 2020, the 48,000-square-foot facility more than doubled the space for occupational programs, including:

  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Engineering Technology
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing Technology/CNC (Computer Numerical Control)
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy and Materials Science
  • Plastic Technology
  • Welding

MEC also houses a 3D printing lab and robotics lab.

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