Apprenticeship Opportunities

Apprenticeships are an excellent way for students to transition to careers in high-wage high-demand industries. They offer post-secondary educational programming typically paid for by their employer (college is often paid for by employer) and combine that educational programming with work-related applications and training (on the job training that typically includes a competitive wage). 

In an era of record-high cost of college tuition, apprenticeship programs are an increasingly valuable option for students to consider and pursue. 

We have gathered some information below for parents and students to review who are interested in apprenticeship opportunities.

Discover Apprenticeship logo is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.

PDF DocumentU.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Basics

What is an Apprenticeship?

The Michigan Registered Apprenticeship Dashboard houses registered apprenticeship data for Michigan and its 10 Prosperity Regions. 

The Dashboard offers a lot of data including;

Apprenticeship/Job postings

Skilled Trades Employment Opportunity for High School Graduating Seniors

Are you a graduating Senior wondering what you want to do after graduation?
If YES!!!  Bekum America Corporation might have the answer for you.

Bekum America, a global leader in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art extrusion blow molding machinery, seeks to hire a number of self-motivated graduating seniors who possess the desire to learn and pursue a career in the Skilled Trades at its manufacturing facility in Williamston Michigan. 

Bekum offers the possibility of an award winning Apprenticeship Program which integrates on the job specialized training and development, together with offsite job related college level courses, paid by Bekum.  Program graduates must earn 59 college credits (all class room and material expenses fully covered), and are required to work 8000 hours at Bekum in their structured program.  Upon successful completion of the estimated 4-year program, graduates will be issued a Journeyworker’s card by the US Department of Labor.  Bekum’s manufacturing skilled trades apprenticeship positions include:

  • Machine Builders
  • Machinists
  • Electricians
  • Mechatronics
  • Welder / Steel Fabricators

Please review the attached information that details this exciting opportunity and if you or parents of graduating seniors have questions, please contact us at:

PLACE: Bekum America Corporation
ADDRESS: 1140 W Grand River Ave. Williamston, MI  48895
CONTACT: Amy Busch, HR Department
Direct Phone: (517) 655-7126

Bekum America Corporation offers a competitive wage and benefit package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

For more information about Bekum and its award winning apprenticeship program, visit our web site at

PDF DocumentBekum America Corp - Apprenticeship Employment Opportunity

International Inion of Painters and Allied Trades
Glazier Local 826, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is accepting applications for their glaziers, painters, and drywall finishers registered apprenticeship programs. Additional information on their respective rates, requirements, and qualifications:

All of the trades require a high school diploma/GED and a valid drivers license. Some employers and/or jobsites require drug screen and/or background check. New apprentices start at 50% of journeyman scale and will automatically be enrolled into a pension plan. Health insurance is also provided after working 450 hours. In order to advance in the apprenticeship program, apprentices need to attend 36 classes and work 1500 hours in the field. In order to start in any of the apprenticeship programs candidates must first be employed by one of the signatory contractors - lists of the contractors are linked below. Once employed, they will be started in the apprenticeship program for that trade.

To apply, contact one of the contractors directly, or complete the interest form at, under the "Careers" heading

Glaziers 4 years – 50%, 60%, 75%, 90% $33.00 Journeyman rate 144 classes attended 6000 hours worked
Drywall Finishers 3 years – 50%, 70%, 90% $27.16 Journeyman rate 108 classes attended 4500 hours worked
Painters 4 years – 50%, 60%, 75%, 90% $23.95 to $26.09 Journeyman rate 144 classes attended 6000 hours worked

Contractors Lists

Operating Engineers 324 Logo

Operating Engineers operate heavy equipment such as cranes, excavators, and bulldozers. The Registered Apprenticeship program is 3 to 4 years, and the average wage upon completion is over $25.00/hr.

The occupation is expected to grow by +9% through 2026.

Applications will be available starting June 7, 2021 and will run through June 11, 2021 pending availability, applications are limited in supply.

Please visit to gain access to an application starting June 7.

Sliding Systems, Inc - Curtainside TechnologySliding Systems is Hiring for their Haslett Location!

Great small company (30 employees) in Haslett is looking to bring on 3 more General Laborers to assist in manufacturing soft-sided, tractor-trailer walls. 


*High School or comparable degree
*Entry Level
*Willing to train
*Bonus Pay
*$15.00 to start

After 90 days: 
*Vision Benefits 
*Paid Holidays
*Paid Vacations 
*Sick Pay 
*401 K retirement plan 

Apply in person at Sliding Systems, Inc. at 8080 E.Old M-78, Haslett, Michigan, 48840
Call Lindsey Blost at 517-339-1455 ext. 210.

Do you have what it takes?

If you like to build, understand how things work, solve problems, like variety and have a creative mind you should consider a career in the pipe trades. You will be working indoors and outdoors, above and below ground in all seasons of the year. Working conditions can be rugged: cramped with uncomfortable positions, physically challenging and with exposure to periodic bad weather.

A plumber and pipefitter is responsible for the installation of a system of pipes and equipment conveying steam, water, air and gas, oil, as well as soil, waste and vent piping found in industrial buildings, such as a powerhouse, commercial buildings such as stadiums, institutional buildings such as a hospital and residential buildings. You will work towards getting a state plumbing license, backflow certification, medical gas certification and many opportunities to getting certified in multiple weld certifications.

There are many opportunities for advancement once you become a journeyman. You can become a foreman, supervisor or superintendent. You can move into a management position if you have the ability. You can become an estimator, salesman, designer or office manager. Being a plumber and pipefitter is both a challenging and rewarding career, do you have what it takes?

 Applicant must:

  •        Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  •        Have a valid driver's license
  •        Have earned a high school diploma or a GED credential
  •        Take and pass with a 4 or higher the ACT Work Keys Math, Literacy, Work Place Document exam.
  •        Pass a drug test

Apprentice Benefits

  •       Earn approximately $250,000* during your 5-year apprenticeship
  •       Earn 45 college credits towards an Associate's Degree of Applied Science from local community college.
  •       Receive medical and dental benefits for yourself, spouse and children.
  •       Journey worker salary is approximately $100,000* per year.
  •       After working 30 years as Journey worker you could accumulate around a $1 million dollar pension.

 *Includes wage and fringe benefits

The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 333 application process can be found on our web page at This will be your first test of many. If we don’t receive all your information, which includes copies of documents showing birth date, diploma or GED certificate, grade transcripts, and a valid driver’s license, you fail the test and we will move on to the next applicant.

**Questx is recruiting for Customer Service Representatives with a High School Diploma or GED. While this is currently not an apprenticeship opportunity specifically, the company is exploring the development of a registered apprenticeship program for this position.**


Questx is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Customer Service PMTC #11811616 opportunities available with Questx in Saint Johns, Michigan

  • Do you enjoy helping people?
  • Do you have Customer Service experience?
  • Do you know how to use a computer?
  • Do you like learning a new skill(s)?

If you were able to answer yes to some or all of the questions, we invite you to look over the job description and apply to opportunities here at Questx.

What Questx Offers

  • We offer a paid training program
  • New Hire-Signing Bonus
    • Must be an active employee at time of disbursement
    • Bonus to be paid the week of the employee’s 91st day
  • A full time or part time schedule to work with your schedule
    • Work from home opportunities asses on a case-by-case basis-not guaranteed
    • Work from home options to eligible employees after a 90-day onsite training program
    • Part-time work requires the completion of a full-time training schedule (90 days)
  • Benefits for eligible Full-Time employees (90 Day Waiting Period Applies)

Capital Area Michigan Works! is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Michigan Relay Center call 7-1-1 or (844) 578-6563.

Are you an Employer with an apprenticeship opportunity for our students? 

If you are an employer who has an apprenticeship program that you would like to be shared with Holt High School families, please send it to Lucas Schrauben, Director of Secondary Programs. We will post opportunities that come to us here for parents and students to review.