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Janene Erne

Regional Apprenticeship Administrator

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Janene Kelley Erne is a dedicated professional with almost 30 years of experience in career development and apprenticeship. She currently serves as a Regional Apprenticeship Administrator at the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) and holds the esteemed title of U.S. DOL Apprenticeship Ambassador. In her role at WIN, Janene collaborates with various partners within the apprenticeship system to promote and expand apprenticeship opportunities in southeast Michigan.

Janene’s extensive career includes a noteworthy tenure as the Director of Apprenticeship and Technical Programs at Oakland Community College. During her time at the college, she worked closely with the Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship (DOL/OA) and established apprenticeship programs across a wide range of industries, encompassing both large and small companies, union and non-union sectors, and traditional (such as manufacturing and construction) as well as non-traditional fields (like IT and medical).

Janene’s commitment to apprenticeship development and career advancement is further evidenced by her longstanding position as the President of the Michigan Educators’ Apprenticeship and Training Association (MEATA), a role she held for over a decade. She possesses a wealth of qualifications, including certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator and as a DOL/OA certified Youth Development Practitioner. Janene holds a Master’s degree in Education from Marygrove College.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Janene is a proud parent of three adult children, with the youngest being a DOL/OA certified mechatronic technician journeywoman. Janene Erne’s dedication to advancing apprenticeship opportunities and her extensive experience in the field make her a valuable asset to the workforce development community.