Theme: Trailblazing New Apprenticeship Models

The 2019 MEATA Spring Apprenticeship Conference will dig into the details of offering non-traditional apprenticeships in Health, IT, Public Services, and more while maintaining the high standards set in traditional manufacturing and construction apprenticeships. This conference will offer opportunities, ideas and strategies, while being realistic about the obstacles that are faced by these new models. Come hear about new programs, prospects, and success stories to fuel your own inspiration and exciting work in the apprenticeship arena. We hope you will join us!

Session topics will include:

  • Culinary Apprenticeships - What's Cooking?
  • Apprenticeships in Healthcare
  • National Occupational Frameworks for Competency-Based Apprenticeships
  • WorkHands: Blue Collar Tech for Apprenticeship & Professional Trades
  • To Be or Not to Be An Intermediary
  • Developing the Pipeline: Innovations in Pre-Apprenticeship

...and LOTS more!

Download a copy of the full conference agenda for the complete schedule of events!

Dates: May 21- 24, 2019

Conference Sessions will be held at:

L.V. Eberhard Center
Grand Valley State University
301 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6495


Early Bird:  $295 (booking through May 3rd)
Advance:  $325 (booking after May 3rd with online payment)
At the Door:  $350
 K-12 and DOL Employees: $50 off the above fees!






Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
310 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-235-7611
Special room rate: $139 per night (plus 15% to cover state, local & occupancy taxes)
Tell them you're with the MEATA group to get this special rate!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Click here for details on how your organization can maximize visibility at the event!


Upcoming Events

MEATA 2019 Spring Apprenticeship Conference

Begin: 2019-05-21, 04:00 pm
End: 2019-05-24, 12:00 pm
Location: GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Join Our Mailing List!

Email address:

First Name:

Last Name: