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MEATA Executive Committee

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Officer / Position Institution Address Phone / Email
Janene Erne
Chairperson
Oakland Community College
AH Campus
2900 Featherstone Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-232-4394
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Gene Keyes
Vice-Chairperson
 Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
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Amy Burns
Secretary
Northwestern MI College
Aero Park Campus
104 Parsons-Stulen 
MTEC Bldg.
2600 Aero Park Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
231-995-2211
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Phyllis Plumb
Treasurer
GM Lake Orion 180 E. Silverbell
Lake Orion, MI 48362
810-836-1725
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Business/Labor Rep:
Steve Long United Auto Workers 8000 East Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48214
313-926-5143
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K-12 Rep:
Kathleen Szuminski Macomb County ISD/SMTEC 12900 Frazho Road
Warren, MI 48098
586-439-4456
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Outreach & Events Sub-Committee:
Dave Namenye, Chair
Bill Rayl
LaJoyce Brooks
Steven Fosgard
Tina Brauckmiller-Salamino
Eric Eggleston
Karl Kaufman
Jack Martin & Associations
Jackson Area Mfg. Assoc.
Kalamazoo Valley CC
Mid MI Community College
GM Powertrain Warren
YouthDevelopment Corp, USA
Apprenticeship Institute
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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:57  

Apprenticeship Trivia

The origin of the word "masterpiece" comes from early England's indentured apprenticeship system. In order to complete their training, English apprentices were required to make a "master-piece" -- an attempt at the very best work the apprentice could produce -- which was then submitted for inspection to a group of Guild Masters. If the masterpiece was of sufficient quality, the apprentice was given the status of "freeman". Here is the beginning of what we refer to today as "competency-based apprenticeship."