What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally recognized credential.

Does your business...

  • Have trouble recruiting a skilled workforce?
  • Have difficulty retaining talent?
  • Want a more diversified talent pool?
  • Need to train and educate staff to meet specific needs?

If you answered "yes" to one of these questions, apprenticeships may be your answer!

Apprenticeships benefit workers...


Gain knowledge with structured learning and on-the-job training.


Enhance your resume with industry-recognized credentials.

Paid Job

Earn a competitive wage from day one.

Apprenticeships benefit employers...

Skilled Workforce

Recruit and develop a highly-skilled workforce.


Reduce Turnover

Minimize cost with reduced turnover and liability.

Retain Workers

94% of apprentices continue employment after completion.

Impact Your Bottom Line

Improve productivity, profitability,
and your bottom line.


Customizable Training

Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills.


Foster a diverse and inclusive culture.

Learn more about Apprenticeships at MAC!

Mineral Area College’s Office of Workforce Development offers customized training courses and services to enhance employees’ careers, improve business effectiveness, and support returning adult learners. We adapt to the evolving needs of our community industries to produce programs that positively impact the local economy.

MAC is one of only nine Missouri technical and community colleges participating in MoAMP—the Missouri Apprenticeships in Manufacturing Program. With substantial funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, MoAMP develops innovative apprenticeship training programs that will lead to high-demand occupations in the advanced manufacturing industry.