Earn a wage while learning the skills for a great job or career in manufacturing!

More than ever, Michigan employers need YOU. With the skills you develop through a professional trade apprenticeship, you can earn a great salary and benefits sooner than you imagined. The Going PRO Apprenticeship Readiness program can get you started with:

  • a paid work experience with a local manufacturing company.
  • course credits and certificates (pre-apprenticeship and career readiness) – at no cost to you!
  • a pathway to a registered apprenticeship, a nationally recognized credential and a great career.

The Going PRO Apprenticeship Readiness summer program will be offered in four West Michigan counties. Click on a county below to learn about the participating employers, education partners and timelines. Program eligibility requirements:  You must by 18 years old by June 4, 2018, complete an interview, physical and pass a drug screen and background check.

Learn more about Professional Trades

Professional trades are careers that often require less schooling and cost less than a four-year degree. These are high-demand jobs in fields like healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing and construction. Today’s professional trades careers offer great opportunities for Michigan’s high school and community college students.

Today’s manufacturing isn’t the production line technology of your grandparents or your parents – these are cutting-edge careers using 3-D models, computer simulations, software development and more. Learn more about careers in manufacturing >