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Apprenticeships | Talent Development

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Catalyst Center

261 East Kalamazoo Avenue, Suite 100

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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As employers, we are increasingly worried about finding and holding on to quality, skilled workers, and economists warn of a widening skills gap. One answer might be to grow your own workforce through early talent development or an apprenticeship program—that age-old worker-training model that pairs on-the-job training with classroom instruction. It just may be the solution you are looking for! Keep in mind apprenticeship programs can be beneficial for more than just the trades industry.

In partnership with Michigan Works! Southwest please join us on Tuesday, February 4, 2019, at The Catalyst Center. This is an introductory course into Apprenticeship and Talent Development. A more advanced course will be held at a later date.

During our time together, Michigan Works! Southwest will provide information into how to set up and operate an apprenticeship program at your business or modify an existing program to best fit their needs. Apprenticeships are available in 1,500 occupations across 170 industries. Businesses of all sizes and sectors can have an apprenticeship program and they can last from 12 months to 4 years. Apprenticeship is a time-tested approach to training and developing skilled labor. In the United States, a formal system of registered apprenticeship is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. Companies register their program with the department’s Office of Apprenticeship, and, in return, the government issues a nationally recognized certificate to workers at the company who complete an apprenticeship.

Be a part of growing your future workforce and learn about more about these opportunities right here in Southwest Michigan.


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