flexiblefullpage - default
Currently Reading

New Study Reveals Success of Michigan Union Construction Apprenticeship Programs

Advertisement
billboard - default
Education + Training

New Study Reveals Success of Michigan Union Construction Apprenticeship Programs

A report by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute reveals that Michigan's union apprenticeship programs outperform universities on training, diversity, and debt


August 4, 2023
Students in construction apprenticeship class
Image: auremar / Stock.adobe.com

A recent study by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) revealed that Michigan's union apprenticeship programs leave graduates free of debt and have higher completion rates than both employer-only construction programs and community colleges in the state. Training programs jointly administered by unions and signatory contractors enroll more than 75% of the state’s construction apprentices and have completion rates that are 15 percentage points higher than employer-only (nonunion) programs, MEPI reports.

In addition, union apprenticeships require more training hours than students at universities and community colleges in Michigan, have higher Black and Hispanic enrollment shares than other post-secondary programs, leave participants entirely free of student debt, and have higher exit wages compared with workers who have associate degrees. 

“At a time when the labor market is prioritizing job quality and the construction industry is facing historic demand for new skilled workers to modernize American infrastructure, energy systems, and advanced manufacturing capabilities, this study provides an important analysis of the performance of Michigan’s workforce supply pipeline,” said MEPI Economist and study coauthor Frank Manzo IV, MPP. “On everything from enrollment diversity to middle-class wages to debt-free training, the data shows that the joint apprenticeship system administered by construction contractors and trade unions is delivering the biggest bang for the buck, by far.”

MEPI apprenticeship chart
Image: MEPI

Read more

 

Advertisement
leaderboard2 - default

Related Stories

Education + Training

Missouri High School Students Build Their Future

The Build My Future event recently hosted by The Associated General Contractors of Missouri introduced more than 1,800 high school students to career opportunities in the skilled trades

Education + Training

Family-Owned Construction Company's Scholarships for Clemson Students

Georgia-based Pattillo Construction donated $600,000 for scholarships in architecture, construction science and management, and engineering

NAHB

All Homes Start Here: Register for IBS

NAHB Chairman's Message: Showcasing the best in residential construction, the 2024 International Builders' Show will offer a wealth of opportunities to learn, network, and socialize in Vegas in February

Advertisement
boombox1 -
Advertisement
native1 - default
halfpage2 -

More in Category

COVID-19 may be easing its grip on the U.S. after a disastrous two years, but lingering supply chain disruptions have builders holding onto their pandemic business tactics

An archive of NHQA-winning companies that represent home building's best in Total Quality Management

Don’t let the current hype about single-family B2R communities obscure the need to create long-term sustainability and asset value

Advertisement
native2 - default
Advertisement
halfpage1 -

Create an account

By creating an account, you agree to Pro Builder's terms of service and privacy policy.


Daily Feed Newsletter

Get Pro Builder in your inbox

Each day, Pro Builder's editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Save the stories you care about

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The bookmark icon allows you to save any story to your account to read it later
Tap it once to save, and tap it again to unsave

It looks like you’re using an ad-blocker!

Pro Builder is an advertisting supported site and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled in your browser. There are two ways you can keep reading:

Disable your ad-blocker
Disable now
Subscribe to Pro Builder
Subscribe
Already a member? Sign in
Become a Member

Subscribe to Pro Builder for unlimited access

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.