The Advance Michigan Center for Apprenticeship Innovation (AMCAI) is a $4 million American Apprenticeship Initiative grant recipient tasked with expanding regional apprenticeship through statewide innovation. AMCAI covers 13 counties in Southeast Michigan and promotes the overall goal of expanding and enhancing Department of Labor (DOL) Registered Apprenticeships.
Led by the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) and Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), AMCAI is comprised of six Southeast Michigan community colleges—Henry Ford College (HFC), Lansing Community College, Mid-Michigan Community College, Oakland Community College (OCC), Schoolcraft College, and St. Clair County Community College (SC4)—along with many local and regional corporate and workforce and economic development partners. This partnership of community colleges and other community partners represent AMCAI, which will focus on establishing and expanding apprenticeship programs responsive to the evolving technical needs in high-demand automotive and transportation sectors, along with expanding into non-traditional apprenticeship occupations like in healthcare and information technology. AMCAI will serve 853 individuals, both new and incumbent workers, by October 2020, with 28% of participants being of underrepresented populations.
Drawing from innovation of past and current projects such as the DOL TAACCCCT funded Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC) and the Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program (MAT2), AMCAI will continue to expand and enhance workforce education and apprenticeship.
The center has identified the following goals and objectives to attain this overall vision of expanding apprenticeship through regional and statewide innovation
The Michigan Educators Apprenticeship and Training Association (MEATA) is hosting the 2018 Spring Conference from May 22-May 25, 2018 at Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach in Traverse City, Michigan. This must-attend annual conference for anyone involved in the development and delivery of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Registered Apprenticeship programs in the state of Michigan. To learn more about the conference, register to attend, hotel accommodation information, and more, please click here.