National Apprenticeship Week 2019 — November 11-17


National Apprenticeship Week 2019 is being celebrated from November 11-17! This annual celebration is now in its fifth year, and is the perfect opportunity for students to find apprenticeship programs, learn about career opportunities and network with other young apprentice professionals interested in skilled trades. It's also a great time for construction business owners to consider incorporating an apprenticeship program at their company, or implement new classes to the current program. Here are a handful of the public events throughout Michigan to considering attending.

Apprenticeship Lunch & Learn

Learn how registered apprenticeships can fill the skilled trades gap at Northwestern Michigan College's Apprenticeship Lunch & Learn. Presenters will focus on how to start a registered apprenticeship program and how to select appropriate classes for students and employees. For more information, contact Amy Burns Bailey at

  • Host: Northwestern Michigan College
  • When: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 14th
  • Where: 2525 Aero Park Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Intended for: Business Owners & Leaders


Career Pathways Networking

Deciding what career best fits you and your goals is hard. That’s why Delta College is hosting a career building and networking event from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. for high school students and professionals. This event is open to the public. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of each other in the hopes of finding a perfect career fit. For more information, email or call 989-686-9072.

  • Host: Delta College
  • When: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Friday, October 8th
  • Where: 1961 Delta Rd., University Center, MI
  • Intended for: Students


Career Pathways Day

Berrien, Cass and Van Buren County students are invited to attend this interactive, hands-on event to explore career and apprenticeship opportunities in the southwestern region of Michigan. Learn how your employment journey begins with Career and Technical Education in high school, and continues with post-secondary opportunities. Contact Erin Venno at for more information.

  • Host: Michigan Works! Berrien-Cass-Van Buren
  • When: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, November 15th
  • Where: 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MIz
  • Intended for: Berrien, Cass and Van Buren County students


National Apprenticeship Week Counselor Open House

Students can get hands on training with operating equipment, learn about new technologies and talk to instructors and apprentices currently active in their trade during this open house! Industry professionals from all different fields will be onsite to network with and learn from. Professional organizations attending include: Operating Engineers 324, Ironworkers Local 25, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, Michigan Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Michigan Building and Construction Trades and MUST. Contact Lee Graham at to learn more and RSVP.

  • Host: Operating Engineers 324
  • When: 8 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13th 
  • Where: 275 E. Highland Road (M-59), Howell, MI
  • Intended for: Students


Michigan Woman in Apprenticeship Day

Join the National Association of Women in Construction's Lansing chapter on November 13th to celebrate the women participating in apprenticeships across Michigan. Demonstrations of drones on constructions sites will be presented by Operating Engineers 324 and SiteAware. Contact Barbara Strachan at for more information.

  • Host: Lansing NAWIC Chapter
  • When: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th 
  • Where: 275 E. Highland Road (M-59), Howell, MI
  • Intended for: Students and Educators

    Apprenticeships 101

    Capital Area Michigan Works! will be hosting a presentation on how apprenticeships can meet training needs for local businesses. Contact Jay LaNew at for more information.

    • Host: Capital Area Michigan Works!
    • When: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 14
    • Where: 2110 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48910
    • Intended for: Business Owners & Leaders


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