OCC Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with Two Virtual Events

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 15-21, OCC is hosting two events on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 to highlight the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships to help address area businesses workforce challenges while providing students with a pathway to in-demand skilled-trades careers.   


“We recognize that skilled trades are professional careers that help our economy develop and grow and that continuing Registered Apprenticeships is a means to assist business and industry with a workforce solution for building, recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse labor pool,” said Peter Provenzano, Jr., OCC Chancellor.  

The two events OCC is hosting during National Apprenticeship Week provide information about the benefits of apprenticeships for both students and businesses.
Discover Apprenticeships-Wed. Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.

This virtual event is designed to provide Oakland County businesses with information about the value of offering Registered Apprenticeships to build a talent pipeline that can help address workforce challenges.  The event is hosted by OCC’s Apprenticeship Program in partnership with the Department of Labor, Oakland County Michigan Works! and the Workforce Intelligence Network for Oakland County Businesses.

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-apprenticeships-with-oakland-community-college-and-partners-tickets-200171497337.

Pre-Apprenticeship Information Session-Wed. Nov 17, 1 p.m. 

This event is for students interested in learning about OCC’s no-cost, pre-apprenticeship program and how it can provide students a career path in manufacturing with employment or an employer-sponsored apprenticeship. To register, visit https://occ-pre-apprenticeship-program-information-session.eventbrite.com.  

For more information about OCC’s Apprenticeship programs, visit https://www.oaklandcc.edu/apprenticeship/.


About OCC

Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and No. 1 transfer institution in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.

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