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LANSING Spring 2024 Cohort & DETROIT Spring 2024 Cohort

Applications are CLOSED for the Lansing and Detroit Spring 2024 cohorts.
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FLINT Fall 2024 Cohort

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COMING SOON!!! GRAND RAPIDS Spring 2024 Cohort

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APPRENTICESHIP READINESS PROGRAM

Do YOU want to work in a fulfilling career where you can earn a living wage and learn new skills?

WIST Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP) has been developed specifically to help women succeed in the construction skilled trades. Our 16-week program will kick-start your career in construction by introducing you to the fundamentals & basic skills of our industry, through a combination of classroom and hands-on activities. 

 

Graduates of a WIST ARP are guaranteed an interview with one of our sponsoring Building Trades Unions, to join their Apprenticeship Program, where they can continue their on-the-job training while getting paid. 

WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED

PREPARING FOR SUCCESS

We will help prepare the WIST ARP participants to make a successful transition into a Registered Apprenticeship Program with one of our partnered Building Trades Unions, by incorporating the following elements into your ARP: 

>  Following nationally recognized NABTU Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3)

>  Hands-on activities in multiple disciplines

>  OSHA 30-hour Certification

>  First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

>  Sexual harassment awareness training

>  Physical strength training by a Certified Trainer

>  Mentorship program connecting participants with other women in the construction trades

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