MEATA's 2019 Spring Apprenticeship Conference is Going On Now!

Theme: Trailblazing New Apprenticeship Models

The 2019 MEATA Spring Apprenticeship Conference is digging 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 offers opportunities, ideas and strategies, while being realistic about the obstacles that are faced by these new models. Attendees are hearing about new programs, prospects, and success stories to fuel their inspiration and learn about exciting work in the apprenticeship arena.

Session topics 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 held at:

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


Early Bird:  $295 (offer expired on 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


Officer Nominations:

Interested in serving or nominating someone to serve in a MEATA leadership position? Download the MEATA Nomination Form and submit your nomination by the deadline of May 23rd at 11:59 pm! Elections for MEATA leadership will take place electronically and voting will open on the final day of the conference and close on Friday, June 7th.