WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
Apprenticeship is a formal system of employee training that combines on-the-job training with related technical instruction. It is designed to produce craftworkers who are fully competent in all aspects of an occupation including knowledge, skill and proficiency on the job.
With apprenticeship training, there is a written contract between the apprentice and the employer or apprenticeship program sponsor, which is approved by and registered with the US Department of Labor. This agreement specifies the total length of training, number of school hours (related technical instruction) and an outline of the skills of the trade to be learned and the wages the apprentice will receive.
WHAT DOES A PLUMBER DO?
A Michigan licensed plumber is responsible for the installation of a system of pipes and equipment conveying water, air or gas, as well as soil, waste and vent piping found in industrial, commercial, institutional and residential buildings.
Their work may include hydronic and radiant heating. Licensed plumbers may be certified in welding, backflow prevention and the medical gas systems used in hospitals, medical and dental facilities.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN APPRENTICESHIP?
Apprentices gain valuable skills and knowledge, making them more marketable in the future.
Apprenticeship can serve as an entry point into a long lasting career.
Apprentices have the opportunity to learn a trade, earn a good wage, and have job security.