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Apprenticeship Office

LCC offers educational opportunities and assistance to both companies who are sponsoring an apprenticeship program, and employees who are sponsored apprentices.

Michigan Apprenticeships

If you are a company or apprentice who would like to find out more about LCC's apprenticeship services, please contact Kathy Smith at 517-483-1548.

LCC Apprenticeship Partnerships

LCC is the provider of Related Technical Instruction (RTI) across multiple industries in the Capital Region. These include advanced manufacturing, construction, energy, healthcare, and IT, and HVAC. Registered apprenticeships are employer-driven and sponsored. A company sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship Program determines whom they will employ, and apprentice. The LCC Trades Technology Services team brings faculty and industry together to develop the related technical instruction that fits the unique needs of each employer. The employer-sponsored college classes taken by the apprentice, align with on-the-job experience provided by the employer, to ensure the employee makes connections between the classroom and the workplace.

What is the Role of Trades Technology Services?

Trades Technology Services houses the Lansing Community College Apprenticeship Office. The TTS Team provides personal support and guidance for sponsoring companies and their apprentices throughout their apprenticeship training. TTS is an enthusiastic group of dedicated professionals here to assist companies and apprentices.

What is the Length of a Registered Apprenticeship?

Depending on the occupation, Registered Apprenticeships lasts from one to six years. For each year of the registered apprenticeship, the apprentice typically receives 2,000 hours of on-the-job experience and 144 hours of related technical instruction in college classes.

Employer Benefits of Sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship Program

  • Builds a sustainable tailored pipeline of highly skilled workers
  • Provides cost-effective, customized training & education
  • Improves productivity & knowledge transfer
  • Improves quality & safety
  • Boosts employee retention & recruitment, reducing turnover costs
  • Improves employee engagement with greater problem-solving abilities & frontline innovation
  • Increases marketplace competitiveness

Benefits of Becoming a Registered Apprentice

  • Earn a nationally recognized certificate from the US Department of Labor as a Journey-worker at the completion of the Apprenticeship Program
  • Choose a Career AND College at the same, with much or all of your tuition sponsored by your employer
  • Earn while you learn; an apprenticeship IS a job that combines college classes and on-the-job training at work
  • As your skills grow over the course of the apprenticeship, so do your wages
  • Improve confidence in the workplace
  • Earn college credit, which can lead to a college certificate or degree, in addition to the DOL Journey-level credential
  • Develop new skills through hands-on training, mentored by an expert in the field

Foundational Elements of All Apprenticeships


Wage Schedule:

As an apprentice, your wages are determined based on a percentage of the journeyperson rate for the trade being apprenticed. The wage schedule states the pay for the apprentice. Usually, apprentices start at 50 to 60 percent of the journey rate. Apprentices earn pay raises every 1,000 hours, or at about six-month intervals. This varies according to the sponsoring employer.

Apprenticeship Standards

This document covers the description of how the apprenticeship will be conducted by the sponsor. It includes selection, hiring, evaluating and general guidelines.

Work Process Schedule:

Work process schedule is the on-the-job training part of the apprenticeship. The length of time spent in each area is determined by how complicated the skills are. Apprentices should plan to spend enough time in each area to become competent.

Related Training Curriculum:

This is the classroom part of the apprenticeship. Companies choosing LCC as their RTI provider enroll their apprentices in college courses. This course work gives the apprentice the necessary theoretical and technical knowledge needed to become a successful journeyperson. The National Apprenticeship and Training Standards require a minimum of 144 hours per year of Related Technical Instruction. This can be increased by trade and craft standards, or by program sponsors.

Contact us to start a conversation about Apprenticeships as a fabulous way to attract and retain talent, while fostering an educated workforce.

Technical Careers at Lansing Community College

Technical Careers Division
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Phone: (517) 483-1319
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