October 4—Michigan Works! Apprenticeship Specialist Jennifer Coughlin presented “Apprenticeship 101” to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students at Rogers City High School. The presentation covered what a Registered Apprenticeship is, the benefits offered by Apprenticeship, what industries and job titles offer Apprenticeships, and how to get started in an Apprenticeship. At the end of the presentations, students played the “Wheel of Fun”, answering Trivia and True & False questions about Apprenticeships. Handouts were also available for the students from local apprenticeship companies.
In addition to the Apprenticeship discussion, Youth Career Advisor Jeanie Flory, discussed the available Youth Services that Michigan Works! offers. She talked about working one on-one to assess their needs and determine how best to overcome specific barriers they may have, also covering Work Experience, high school graduation completion, career exploration and more. The students seemed very eager to learn more about the Youth Program and Jeanie provided Michigan Works! handouts and her contact information to all interested students.