Yes, they are alive and well!An apprenticeship is an opportunity to work, get paid, and get free training all at the same time. There are apprenticeships for many types of careers. Check out this website for a listing of various career options and search which states have registered programs. http://www.mynextmove.org/find/apprenticeshipMichigan has a new program called MAT 2 Squared. The Michigan Advanced Technology program pays you to work, gives you free training, pays you an additional stipend, and gives you a guaranteed job. The ideal time frame to apply is by December 15, but they take applicants through June. For more information and to apply....http://www.mitalent.org/mat2/Skilled Trades are again in high demand. Check out Going Pro a Michigan initiative to reintroduce skilled trade jobs http://mitalent.org/skilled-tradesThe requirements of students looking to get into an apprenticeship vary. Below are some general guidelines students should use to prepare themselves for being a good apprenticeship candidate:Excellent School AttendanceHave a drivers license and reliable transportationTake Math and Science Classes every yearMaintain average grades or better
Previous Work Experience (paid or unpaid) in any field
Pass Tests such as Work KeysBe 18 or older
Have earned a High School DiplomaFor more information on how to obtain an apprenticeship in Michigan, check out this guide.