OCC Offers Free Five-Week Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Program Designed to Close Manufacturing Skills Gap and Help Students Qualify for Jobs and Apprenticeships with Area Employers

A Five-Week Pre-Apprenticeship program designed to help students qualify for manufacturing jobs or apprenticeships with area employers will be offered at Oakland Community College beginning June 21.  

Pre Apprenticeship

The free five-week program provides students with basic manufacturing skills such as shop math and blueprint reading, with an opportunity to earn the OSHA 10 and MikeRowe WORKS Employability Skills certifications.  Students will also participate in interview preparation, including resume writing and mock job interviews, and will receive a variety of networking opportunities with potential employers to increase their chances at a manufacturing career or apprenticeship through OCC’s Apprenticeship program.  

The Pre-Apprenticeship program is also a great transition into the College’s Apprenticeship program, which offers students the opportunity to receive paid on-the-job training with one of OCC’s partner employers while also taking specific courses at OCC necessary to complete the apprenticeship and earn an appropriate certificate or associate degree.   

Space for these Pre-Apprenticeship courses is limited. Registration is open now. Email OCC's Apprenticeship Program for more information.

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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