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Apprenticeships and Business Resource Networks (BRNs)

St. Ambrose Cellars in Benzie County worked with Northwest Michigan Works! to establish Michigan’s first ever registered apprenticeship program for winemakers.

The Apprenticeship and Business Resource Network team ensures the success of employers and workers through the development of unique training, retention, and workforce development programs. 

Registered Department of Labor Apprenticeship programs allow the employer to upskill current employees or recruit new talent while filling workforce gaps. The Northwest Michigan Works! apprenticeship team provides customized apprenticeship services to fit the needs of every employer, big or small. From Winemakers to Medical Assistants to Construction Workers, we assist with the process.

The Business Resource Network (BRN) provides retention services through a professional, on-location Success Coach offering unique resources to help employees reach success in their work and home lives; increasing productivity, reducing absenteeism and turnover costs while encouraging workforce development and growth.

Together, the Apprenticeship and Business Resource Network Team provides specialized services for employers dedicated to the success of their industry and workers. 

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Apprenticeship and BRN Team

Evelyn Szpliet, Manager of Apprenticeships & Business Resource Networks

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Scot Snyder​, Apprenticeship Specialist

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Kate Stolarski, BRN Success Coach

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