Michigan is a national leader in registered apprenticeships. In 2019, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined a Sixty by Thirty Goal to increase the number of working age adults with a high quality industry certificate, associate degree or higher from 49% to 60% by 2030 and close the skills gap in high-growth, high-demand careers. As of 2021, in support of this goal and as part of the Michigan COVID Recovery Plan, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is providing training and employment services to underrepresented groups with skills needed for registered apprenticeships in the energy sector.
The State of Michigan offers additional services and funding incentives for employer-sponsored RAPs: