Michigan Apprenticeship Program MAP+

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GRCC, in partnership with Macomb Community College, will join industry and labor partners to create the Michigan Apprenticeship Program Plus (MAP+). The GRCC-MCC partnership has received $3.9 million of the U.S. Department of Labor grant to meet employer demand for high-skilled talent.

We are pleased to announce that we have received a U.S. Department of Labor grant to grow apprenticeships in the areas of Computer Information SystemsManufacturing and the Medical Assistant Program.

Apprenticeship is a combination of training on the job, practical classroom and lab instruction. Apprenticeship prepares you for a highly skilled position in a variety of information technology, industrial and construction trades. The programs are industry-driven, structured training methods that allow employers to use existing full-time employees to earn while they learn. There's no cost for employers to participate with existing employees or new hires that are selected by individual employers.

Application Materials


IT Apprenticeships

Information Technology Apprenticeship Programs are for students that are already employed or seeking entry into a field as an apprentice, craftsman or technician. Upon completion of the Information Technology Apprenticeship Program, apprentices will receive a U.S. Department of Labor Certification and a Grand Rapids Community College Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship. Apprentice's also have the option of completing the Arts and Sciences requirements, in addition to the skill-specific courses, to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology.

IT Apprenticeships Programs

  • Application Developer
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer-Peripheral-Equipment-OP
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist-Desktop Support Technician
  • Database Technician
  • E-Commerce Specialist (Web Developer)
  • Graphic Designer
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Information Assurance Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • IT Generalist
  • IT Project Manager
  • Network Support Technician

Contact Us

For more information regarding the MAP+ IT Apprenticeship, contact:

Luann Keizer,Program Director
(616) 234-3681

For more information regarding the MAP+ Manufacturing Apprenticeship, contact:

John Doneth, Program Director
(616) 234-3178

Apprentice Guide