ENTRY INTO THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
      How To Become a Construction Craft Laborer (CCL)

To obtain sponsorship, contact one of the seven local labor unions in Michigan to fill out an Apprenticeship Agreement, or have your employer provide an Intent to Hire letter to our office. Once we receive the proper paperwork, we will register you as a Michigan Construction Craft Laborer Apprentice with the U.S. Department of Labor and your apprenticeship will officially begin.

If you are a military veteran or active service member, you have the benefit of direct entry into the program and possible prior military training credits to be applied towards your apprenticeship. Please contact the apprenticeship department for further details.

 

      Requirements To Become An Apprentice

·      Must be a minimum of 18 years old
·      Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade
·      Must have reliable transportation
·      Must understand the importance of punctuality and good attendance
·      Must have a good attitude and be willing to learn
·      May be required to pass a drug test
·      Must follow the rules and requirements as listed in our Student Handbook

 

      Three Ways To Enter The Apprenticeship Program

1.      Obtain sponsorship from a Local Labor Union in Michigan

a.      Contact one of the seven local labor unions of Michigan to fill out an Apprenticeship Agreement. You may visit our District Council website to locate a Union in your area.

2.      Obtain sponsorship from the signatory contractor for which you are employed

a.      Have your employer provide an Intent to Hire letter to our office.

3.      Direct Entry for Military veterans or active service members

a.      Please contact the apprenticeship department for further details

Once we receive the proper paperwork, we will register you as an Apprentice with the U.S. Department of Labor and your apprenticeship will officially begin.

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