Apprenticeships are a great way for employers to fill their talent needs with qualified employees with the advanced skills and knowledge to meet employers’ unique needs. Employers gain educated and knowledgeable employees, and employees earn a salary while they learn.
Employer Apprenticeship Benefit
- Fills your company’s employment needs immediately with skilled workers.
- Increase employee retention.
- Improve knowledge transfer from your experienced employees.
Student Apprenticeship Benefits
- Earn your degree or certificate with no college debt.
- Earn a salary while you learn.
- Have an employment home.
Registered Apprenticeship for Students: We’ve streamlined our process to make it as easy as possible.
- Attend an information session on the third Thursday of each month (zoom).
- Express formal interest by either setting up a one-on-one meeting with Office of Apprenticeship staff, or join as a participant in our Closing the Skills Gap grant by filling out an interest form (red fields with an asterisk are required).
- Complete WCC admissions process & placement testing; this step isn't required but will help you be ready for opportunities when they come up!
During this phase, your goal should be to become highly qualified as an apprentice applicant. There are several steps you can take to do increase your chances of being selected by a company:
- Attend a session with a career advisor to build and edit or revise your resume and cover letter.
- Meet with an Office of Apprenticeship staff member regularly to discuss new opportunities, and define what you’re specifically looking for.
- Continuously apply to opportunities you are interested in. Be persistent!
- Prepare by doing mock interviews with a career advisor.
- Let the Office of Apprenticeship staff know that you’ve been hired.
- Communicate with employer to determine start date, worksite orientation and work schedule.
- Attend the Apprenticeship Orientation:
- Complete program overview and requirements for each semester.
- Set an academic schedule and timeline (this can change, to some degree once you get started).
- Walk through the course selection and registration process.
- Discuss the tuition payment process (if your employer is covering your tuition).
Apprenticeship Program Options
Are you interested in creating a new apprenticeship program?
We are ready to work with you to define the required related technical instruction (RTI) for your program in any industry or occupation. Our staff will help you customize a program, or suggest certificates and courses that will meed your needs. Contact [email protected] or call 734-677-5221 for assistance today.