Almost 80% of jobs today require some post-secondary education and training, but do not require a 4 year degree.  Skill trades are such jobs and typically require less than an associate degree, but more than high school diploma.

  • Apprenticeships are formalized career training programs that offer employees a combination of structured on-the-job training from an assigned mentor with related technical instruction provided by a community college or training center. 
  • Apprentices start working from day one with incremental wage increases as they become more proficient on the job..
  • Apprenticeships range from one to six years, but the majority are four years in length. Upon completion participants can receive an industry issued, nationally recognized credential, college certificates and the ability to continue to a college associate degree.

The "Earn and Learn" training model of Apprenticeship has been utilized to meet the needs of America's skilled workforce for over 75 years and continues to prepare American workers to compete in a global 21st Century economy.


Manufacturers Open Your Doors To Our Future Workforce
Friday, October 7, 2016
To find out more, contact: Nancy Thompson (248)858-1892

Stay tuned for the upcoming MEATA drive in conference during National Apprenticeship week


Contact Information

Janene Erne
Director of Technical Programs & Apprenticeships
Phone (248) 232-4294