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Apprenticeship Information Session January 30 in Manistee

December 26, 2019

NORTHWEST LOWER, MI— All types and sizes of businesses from across Northwest Lower Michigan are invited to attend an apprenticeship information session Thursday, January 30, 2020, in Manistee. The information session will run from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Manistee ISD Building, 772 East Parkdale Avenue, Manistee.

The session will include information about what an apprenticeship is, the process of developing a program, and using apprenticeships to fill workforce gaps. “This is the perfect opportunity to explore the benefits of registered apprenticeship for today’s changing talent profile and how the registration process has been simplified,” said Evelyn Szpliet, Manager of Apprenticeships and Business Resource Networks for Northwest Michigan Works!

An expert employer apprenticeship panel including partners from MR Products, Sleeping Bear Farms, and Iron Fish Distillery will share their registered apprenticeship experience and answer questions about the practicality of the program. All types of industries, union and non-union, small or large are encouraged to attend.

There is no charge to attend the information session. Seating is limited and employers should RSVP to either or

Registered apprenticeships are offered through the U.S. Department of Labor and are a proven training method for employers to build a talent pipeline of highly skilled, educated employees. Northwest Michigan Works! provides technical assistance and administrative support for registered apprenticeships, including development and implementation guidance.

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Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner