Introduction to Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Expansion

Apprenticeships are not only a prominent work-based learning model for preparing a workforce, but a key to solving Michigan’s talent gap in middle-skilled technical and trades careers.

In this intensive one-day training, you will learn the mechanics of helping an employer create an apprenticeship program and how apprenticeships can help you meet WIOA performance requirements - including how others have successfully used the model to reach their hiring and training goals.

This session combines classroom instruction and group activities with a spotlight on best-practice sharing and an apprenticeship success panel.

Key Takeaways:
  • Learn the requirements for a registered apprenticeship
  • How to begin a registered apprenticeship – breaking down the steps
  • How to approach employers/sponsors and potential apprentices about the opportunity
  • Crack the code on combining funds and other programs to support apprenticeships
  • Using intermediary sponsors to deliver apprenticeship programs
  • Apprenticeships in the context of WIOA
  • Discuss key roles and responsibilities of registered apprenticeship programs
Who Should Attend:
  • Michigan Works! business services and employment services staff
  • Talent partners
  • Educators
  • Employers

January 23, 2017
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Lunch included


Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864


Member: $55.00
Non-Member: $80.00


Presented by:

Maria Remboulis Brady, Multi-State Navigator, Region 4 Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor

Maria Remboulis Brady is a Multi-State Navigator in the Dallas Office of Apprenticeship (OA), where one of her primary responsibilities is facilitating the engagement of the workforce system with Registered Apprenticeship programs and opportunities throughout the eleven state region, She is also OA’s national point person on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) due to her heavy involvement in writing the draft and final regulations, in addition to the reporting instructions.  Prior to the creation of this new position within the Employment & Training Administration (ETA), Ms. Brady was a Performance Management and Reporting Specialist with ETA, where she spent more than twenty years before transferring in 2015 to OA.  Ms. Brady is also a certified trainer and facilitator. She received a B.S. summa cum laude in both Business Management and Psychology from St. John’s University, and a M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. 

Also featuring:

  • Marcia Black-Watson, Industry Talent Director, Talent Investment Agency – Workforce Development, State of Michigan
  • Russell Davis, Michigan State Director, United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship