Macomb/St Clair Michigan Works! Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Clinton Twp., MI - Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! (M/SC MW!) is celebrating the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week with events held for both employers and apprenticeship seekers on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

“This employer-driven, flexible training strategy can be customized to meet the needs of any business,” said Karen Helfrick, talent specialist and apprenticeship coordinator for M/SC MW!. “With a registered apprenticeship, employers can expect to receive benefits such as skilled employees, higher productivity, access to state and federal grant money and more. If you find it difficult to attract new workers with the right skills or struggle with turnover or retirement, a registered apprenticeship can help."

Employers interested in registered apprenticeships can attend the employer information session at 9 a.m. on Nov. 17.

Kayla, a registered electrician apprentice, said: “I completed schoolwork and on-the-job training and fell in love with it. I am consistently learning, doing new things and exploring different avenues. I started the program a year after I graduated high school and I am glad I did. Now, I will have a long career ahead of me."

Employees can expect to receive career advancement, a paid job, mentorship, scheduled wage increases and more when they participate in an apprenticeship program. Aspiring apprenticeship seekers looking to jumpstart their career can attend the information session at 6 p.m. on Nov 17.

Additional information about apprenticeships and links to register and attend events can be found on https://www.macomb-stclairworks.org/app/. Employers and apprenticeship seekers may direct their inquiries to Karen Helfrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About The Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board
The Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board administers the Michigan Works! Service System in Macomb and St. Clair counties. Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! is an equal opportunity employer/program. Supported in part by state and/or federal funds. A proud partner of the American Job Center network. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Michigan Works! agencies oversee comprehensive services designed to help employers access a skilled workforce and help job seekers access satisfying careers. Programs also include workshops to prepare youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and help individuals who are disadvantaged or who face serious barriers to employment develop skills through training that leads to employment and ultimately economic self-sufficiency.

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