Apprentice Training Department
An apprenticeship is the passing of skills and knowledge from one generation to the next. A formal training agreement ensures the apprentice will receive the proper education and on-the-job training for their craft.
There are hundreds of job titles that can be the focus of a registered apprenticeship; explore the U.S. Department of Labor's apprenticeship website to learn more. The most common trades trained for at Lake Michigan College are tool & die maker, mold maker, industrial maintenance mechanic, and electrical technician. You can find the employment outlook for these jobs from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Each job title has a minimum number of on-the-job training hours in addition to a minimum of 144 instructional hours in related training each year for the term of the apprenticeship.
Currently, over 100 students at LMC are involved in an apprenticeship with a sponsoring company. The Apprentice Training Department works with over forty companies that have active apprenticeship programs and is assisting companies in the development of additional programs.