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2013 Spring Conference Docs
Documents related to the 2013 MEATA Spring Conference.

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Presentation by Robert Davis (MDOT) on the importance of apprenticeship programs and a promising partnership between local labor unions, community based organizations, DRAP and MDOT to expand opportunities in Detroit communities.
Presentation by Gretchen Spedowske (Charlevoix-Emmet ISD) showcasing a unique partnership created to solve their region's manufacturing workforce challenges.
Is There a Skills Mismatch?hot!Tooltip 05/18/2013 Hits: 2635
Presentation by Bob Sherer (MI WDA) focused on the Manufacturing Skills Mismatch debate. Lots of useful statistics that point to a fundamental challenge in our state related to skilled workforce.
Presentation by Dr. Thomas Baughman and Sarah Harfst (Orbitak International) providing an in-depth look at the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program benchmarked on the German Dual Education System.
Presentation by Russ Davis (USDOL) on initiatives to broaden Registered Apprenticeships through a formal Pre-Apprenticeship framework.
You Don't Know Jack!hot!Tooltip 05/18/2013 Hits: 2121
A copy of the presentation put together by Russ Davis as a tribute to Jack Martin upon his official retirement after 50 years of serving as a tireless advocate for registered apprenticeships.
Where is the Money?hot!Tooltip 05/18/2013 Hits: 2848
Presentation by Jim Lautenschlager and Tammy Flynn (MI WDA) outlining where money can be found in the workforce development system to support Registered Apprenticeship training.
Presentation by Harvey Schneider (Delta College) on a new accelerated CNC Machinist training program developed by Delta College in partnership with local industry that includes classroom/lab training and job shadowing at local manufacturing companies.

Apprenticeship Trivia

Efforts in the U.S. to create a uniform national apprenticeship system began in the 1920s during the boom days following WWI. At that time, immigration was heavily restricted, so fewer skilled workers came to the U.S. from other countries at a time when industry, especially the construction trades, needed more skilled labor than was available. These efforts would not come to fruition until 1934, in large part due to the crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression.