Apprenticeship Opportunities

This section is designed to alert students of registered apprenticeship opportunities in the region. Check this page often for updates as we receive them.

Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning

Location:  Grand Ledge, Michigan

Occupation:  HVAC Technician

Labor Market Projection:  8% growth through 2028

Apprenticeship Entry Wage:  $15.00  -$16.00/hr

Journeyworker Wage:  $18.00 - $30.00/hr

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Complete Enclosures Inc.

Location: Mason,  Michigan 

Occupation: Bricklayer

Labor Market Projection: 6.2% growth through 2028

Apprenticeship Entry Wage: $22.00/hr (Start out as Laborer/Mason Tender to become familiar with the industry, $15.00 - $16.00/hr)

Journeyworker Wage:  $32.00/hr

To apply, email resume to

Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights – Local 1004

Laborers’ International Union of North America

Operating Engineers – Local 324

Plumbers and Pipefitters – Local 333

United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers – Local 70

Lansing Electrical – Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

Michigan Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers – Local 2

Iron Workers – Local 25

Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons – Local 514​​​​​​​

Elevator Constructors – Local 85​​​​​​​

The organizations listed above typically have applications on their websites for apprenticeship opportunities.

Registered Apprenticeship is an employer-driven model that combines on-the-job learning with related classroom instruction that increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages. It is a proven solution for businesses to recruit, train, and retain highly skilled workers. Apprenticeship is not just for the private sector – many federal government agencies, including the U.S. military, have apprenticeship programs. Any employer that trains workers on the job can develop an apprenticeship program, regardless of industry.

For additional apprenticeship information, visit the US Department of Labor apprenticeship website.

For additional career exploration information, visit the O*NET Online website.

Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) will be starting their next Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP) cohort this September.

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WIST is a nonprofit organization based in Lansing that provides training, resources, and support to women interested in learning about and accessing career opportunities in the construction skilled trades. The ARP is offered at no cost to participants accepted into the program, and in addition to the construction-based curriculum, includes an opportunity to meet representatives from union skilled trades partners.

The application period is scheduled to end August 31. Please feel free to share with anyone who may be interested in this opportunity.

Women in Skilled Trades Day

In partnership with Capital Area Michigan Works!, Capital Area Housing Partnership, Associated General Contractors of Michigan, and a number of local trade unions, WIST will be hosting another Women in Skilled Trades Day where you can learn about the exciting career opportunities in the construction skilled trades.

This event will take place on 7/16/22 from 9 AM - 1 PM at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 West Maple, Lansing, MI 48906. Here is the schedule:

9:00 am: Registration Opens

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Hands-on Trades Exploration and Community Resource Information
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Tradeswomen Panel Discussion
1:00 pm: Raffle Prizes and Adjourn