Schoolcraft College recently held a celebration to recognize and honor the first students to complete their Registered Apprenticeship Program since it was reinstated at the college in 2015. Wellington Industries, located in Belleville, was the first company to sponsor apprentices Jesse Dennis and Tim Buffett, making them the first to complete the four-year program in partnership with Schoolcraft College. Wellington currently has four more employees in the program.
Today, the College is working with 16 companies in 14 various apprenticeship occupations, with the majority being three and four-year programs. Additionally, there are over 30 students currently working as registered apprentices and 28 in pre-apprenticeships.