Event Details

Hosted by Southwest Michigan First.

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 talent through an Apprenticeship program—that age-old worker-training model that pairs on-the-job training with classroom instruction—just may be the solution you are looking for.

Please join us on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at The Catalyst Center to hear from Tiffanie Clawson, US Department of Labor Southwest Michigan Regional Representative for a session focused on how to set up and operate an apprenticeship program at your business. There will be a special focus on how a company might modify an existing program to best fit their needs. Keep in mind apprenticeship programs can be beneficial for more than just the trades industry. 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 join us!


DOWNLOAD DIRECTIONS to our event location.

  • When: Tue Aug. 14
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Address: 261 East Kalamazoo Avenue, Suite 100
    Kalamazoo MI,US 49007

  • Web: Visit Website