Skill gaps within your organization and which employees can fill those needs

Apprenticeship programs and topics that would best meet your needs

Determine structure and format for your apprenticeship program, identify key leaders

Complete the application and all necessary documents to register your apprenticeship program

Once your organization is approved, begin to recruit and enroll apprentices


  • USDOL/Office of Apprenticeship
  • West MI Works!
  • Muskegon Community College
  • MI Works! West Central

Quick Facts

  • The apprenticeship program is owned by the employer and may be personalized to fit the employer’s needs.
  • All apprenticeship job titles require a minimum of 144 instructional hours in related training and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year.
  • Credit can be given for prior work experience.
  • Businesses that use apprenticeship programs reduce worker turnover by fostering greater employee loyalty, increasing productivity, and improving the bottom line.

Contact Information

Muskegon Community College

Jared Olson
Apprenticeship and Internship Coordinator
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI  49442
Phone: (231) 777-0300

Jon Larson
Applied Technology Department Chair and Apprenticeship Advisor
388 W. Clay Ave.
Muskegon, MI  49442
Phone: (231) 777-0339

U.S. Department of Labor

Dave Jackson
USDOL/Office of Apprenticeship
315 W. Allegan, Room 210
Lansing, MI  48933
Phone: (517) 377-1746
Fax: (517) 377-1517

West MI Works!

Marlene Brostrom, CBSP
Apprenticeship Success Coordinator,Business Solutions
121 Clover Street
Holland, MI 49423
Office Phone: (616) 494-8835
Cell Phone: (616) 368-9537

MI Works! West Central

Merri Bennett
Business Services Director
14330 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 583-2029

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