Federal and State agencies have identified over 840 occupations that qualify for registered apprenticeships. In 2003, over 130,000 individuals entered into an apprenticeship, and there are over 480,000 people currently working towards obtaining the skills necessary to finish certifications. There are nearly 30,000 registered apprenticeship programs across the United States. Our federal government spends over $21 million dollars annually in apprenticeship programs, and Michigan tax credit of up to $2,000 yearly is available to employers to train high school students. The Michigan STRA Consortium has identified the following occupations for apprenticeships:

Apprenticeships by Career Pathway:

Arts&Communications Business Human Services Natural Resources & Agriscience Health Sciences Engineering & Manufacturing Technology
Cable Installer/Repairer Butcher Meteorologist Medical Laboratory Technician Aircraft Technician
CAD Technician Baker Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Optician Automotive Technician
Camera Operator Cabinetmaker Landscape Gardener Paramedic Automotive Designer
Commercial Designer Child Care Development Specialist Carpenter
Decorator Cook Chemical Engineering Technician
Display Designer Firefighter CNC Operator
Engraver Locksmith Computer Programmer
Photographer Paralegal Diemaker
Telecommunications Technologist Electrician
Engineering & Manufacturing Technology (cont.)
Engineering Designer
Experimental Auto Layout
Heating & Cooling-Air Conditioner Technologist
Instrument Maker&Repairerr
Jobbing Molder
Locomotive Engineer
Machinist/Machine Repairer
Millwright/Sheet Metal Worker
Mold Maker/Power House Mechanic/Tool&Die Maker

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