The third annual National Apprenticeship Week across the country will be celebrated November 13 – 19, and West Shore Community College is partnering with Michigan Works! West Central and Northwest Michigan Works! to host an open house on Wed., Nov. 15, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., in the college’s Tech Center.
To mark the occasion, Mason and Manistee County employers will explain how apprenticeships have benefited their companies and can benefit students. A representative from the U.S. Department of Labor will be on hand to address additional details.
Michigan Works! will also explain how they can help with possible funding opportunities and tours will be available to showcase some of WSCC's programs.
This event is open to the public and job seekers, students and parents are encouraged to attend.
National Apprenticeship Week was established in 2014 with a goal to double the amount of apprenticeships within five years. It is part of an overall effort to make a dent in the skills gap faced by U.S. employers who are trying to fill a near record number of 5.4 million unfilled job openings.
Apprenticeships use an “earn and learn” training model that combines paid on the job experience coupled with a substantial educational component.
WSCC offers a variety of technology programs including workforce certificates, associate and transfer degrees.
Learn more at www.westshore.edu.
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Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations