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Nov. 4: Macomb Community College hosts employer breakfast during Apprenticeship Week to showcase the value of apprenticeship in developing a skilled workforce

– Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:00AM

Macomb awarded federal grant that will support an additional 300 apprenticeships in the manufacturing sector

On Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 8 – 10 a.m., Macomb Community College will host a breakfast meeting for employers, Hiring & Developing Employees through Apprenticeships, at the John Lewis Student and Community Center (K Building) on Macomb’s South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren. The cost to attend is $15 per person, which includes a hot breakfast.

The meeting will focus on apprenticeships and other workforce development programs, feature perspective from employers who currently use apprenticeships and identify valuable resources for launching apprenticeship programs. Attendees will also learn about the new Michigan Apprenticeship Program Plus (MAP+), funded by a $3.9 million federal grant awarded to Macomb, which has partnered with Grand Rapids Community College, to expand apprenticeship opportunities in the state by approximately 600.  Macomb’s focus will be to expand apprenticeship opportunities in the manufacturing sector by 300 new apprentices, while Grand Rapids will be focusing on information technology.  

To register for Hiring & Developing Skilled Employees through Apprenticeships, go online to For more information about the event, contact Susan Bates at 586.445.7117 or The event is co-sponsored by the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development and part of Macomb’s observance of National Apprenticeship Week, which starts Nov. 2.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media contact: James Melton,586.445.7271,