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Women in Construction: Electrical Apprentice in the UP

Posted by Scott Allen, Department of Labor on Mar 6, 2018 9:17:00 AM

Erin Lakenen works full time at B&B Electric Inc. in Iron Mountain, Michigan. At just 22, the third-year apprentice electrician already owns her own home, and is an example of the benefits available to young women who pursue career opportunities in the skilled trades.

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Women in Construction

Women in Construction: Rebuilding Flint

Posted by Rhonda Burke, Department of Labor on Mar 5, 2018 9:07:00 AM

 

Emily Williams likes a challenge. The petite 23-year-old Flint, Michigan, resident, originally studied criminal justice at Wayne County Community College. She also worked as a laborer in the concrete-casting industry, but struggled financially and had to stop taking classes.

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Women in Construction

Building a Future in Flint one Brick at a Time

Posted by Rhonda Burke, Department of Labor on Nov 17, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Emily Williams likes a challenge. The petite 23-year-old Flint, Michigan, resident, originally studied criminal justice at Wayne County Community College. She also worked as a laborer in the concrete-casting industry, but struggled financially and had to stop taking classes.

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Topics: National Apprenticeship Week, Apprenticeships

Upper Peninsula Electrical Apprentice Finds Passion for Her Trade

Posted by Scott Allen, Department of Labor on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Erin Lakenen works full time at B&B Electric Inc. in Iron Mountain, Michigan. At just 22, the third-year apprentice electrician already owns her own home, and is an example of the benefits available to young women who pursue career opportunities in the skilled trades.
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Topics: National Apprenticeship Week, Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Michigan Events

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to participate in an apprenticeship program instead of attending a college or university? National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is targeted towards people just like you — to help you discover what can be achieved with the #other4yeardegree. During last year’s NAW, more than 300 events took place in 47 States. NAW 2017 will be even bigger, with almost 400 events planned  — 32 of those will take place right here in Michigan. Here are a few we think you should check out.

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Topics: National Apprenticeship Week, Apprenticeships

2nd Annual Apprenticeship EXPO - November 14, 2017

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 7, 2017 1:50:32 PM

The goal of the Expo is to help people find a gateway into Apprenticeship programs. The event will feature hands-on exhibits in several skilled trades, allowing attendees to experience how people do their jobs as carpenters, electricians, bricklayers, masons, iron workers, roofers, and welders. Simulators for heavy equipment (truck) operators, virtual design computers and apprenticeship resources will also be part of the Expo.  Download Brochure

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Topics: National Apprenticeship Week, Construction Career, Apprenticeships, Randolph Career & Technical Center

SEMCA Joins the Michigan Construction Movement

Posted by Heather Smith on Nov 7, 2017 7:38:00 AM

Michigan Construction is proud to welcome Southeast Michigan Construction Academy to the movement that is uniting the industry and changing the way people connect with careers in construction.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement, Apprenticeships, Training Programs

The Walbridge Group: Trained by the Trades

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 12, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Why spend money to learn, when you can be paid to learn?

That’s a question that many young people should ask themselves when considering career options. It’s also a question asked by Walbridge superintendent and carpenter Mike Haller, Jr., who joined the Walbridge Group in 2004. 

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Training Programs

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