Upper Peninsula Apprenticeships


Occupations can be turned into an apprenticeship


New registered apprenticeship programs created in Michigan in 2023 (UPMW accounts for 8% of total programs)


of UPMW-sponsored apprentices are female

As UPMW continues to grow a skilled workforce in the U.P., we seek innovative solutions to provide better paths to workforce entry. Our apprenticeship initiatives have continued to grow, helping more businesses create registered apprenticeships. UPMW acts as an intermediary sponsor, placing job seekers into apprenticeships successfully.

Youth Registered Apprenticeships

In our efforts to reduce the gap between education and employment, we have created more opportunities for youth to enter the workforce through youth registered apprenticeships, providing a speedy entry to in-demand career paths.

The First U.P. Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship!

Last year, UPMW acted as an intermediary sponsor with Guide Star to help register a youth apprenticeship in Cybersecurity. Six students from Delta-Iron ISD technical education center were selected to undergo the paid apprenticeship program. This has been a vital opportunity to get Upper Peninsula youth hands-on experience in an in-demand career.

Guide Star
Iron Mountain, Michigan

Guide Star Youth Apprenticeship
Guide Star Cybersecurity
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The Second Round of Certified Medical Assistant Apprentices

UPMW worked with Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) as an intermediary sponsor to register an apprenticeship for certified medical assistants. In the last year, UPMW has assisted SMH in running two groups of this apprenticeship. The program gives the apprentices the chance to maintain their schedules with their employers while they earn a free education and expand their skillsets.

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
Manistique, Michigan