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Have a great employee that you want to support as they develop their trade? Trade Related Instruction Programs at Delta College are designed in partnership with local industry leaders to provide top-notch training to great employees.

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We'll help you create semi-customized education plans so in the end, your employee gains the skills and knowledge you need them to have for your business, and they learn a trade.

It's likely that we have the trade you're looking for. We have programs in:

  • Electrician
  • Instrumentation
  • Jobbing Molder
  • Machine Builder
  • Machine Repair
  • Mechatronics
  • Millwright
  • Pattern Maker
  • Pipefitter
  • Plumber
  • Stationary Boiler Engineering
  • Tinsmith
  • Tool/Die Maker

How to sponsor a skilled trades apprentice student

What's the first step? Let's talk about your needs and how Delta can help.

  1. Contact the Apprenticeship Office at 989-686-9476 or  to create a Trade Related Instruction Program for your apprentice (employee).
  2. Your employee will complete an online admissions application for Delta College and the additional student steps needed to be eligible for enrollment in courses.  
  3. Provide a Company Sponsorship Letter for your employee (apprentice)
  4. Provide an Apprenticeship Release form completed by your employee.
  5. Review upcoming schedule of classes and submit a registration authorization form.

  • Students in Electrical lab
    State-of-the-art equipment

    Wide variety of hands-on educational settings that include state-of-the-art equipment. Electrician and mechatronics apprentices train to solve real world problems on programmable logic controllers.

  • Student in Auto lab
    Trade instruction programs

    In cooperation with industry, these programs provide the instruction to strengthen theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in providing a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are generally offered during the evening.

SUCCESS TIP: Want to get into a trade? Consider a pre-apprentice program.

Delta College pre-apprentice programs deliver core skill sets. They demonstrate to a potential employer knowledge, interest and skills to apply for a position as an apprentice tradesman. Take some time to make sure you choose the path that is right for you. Contact the Apprenticeship Office for information on the (Pre-Apprentice) Mechanical and the (Pre-Apprentice) Electrical programs. 

"Delta College provides Michigan Sugar Co. with long established skilled trades training programs and has been instrumental in helping us develop and implement new programs to fit the needs of our changing work environment. As the workforce changes, and with the help of Delta College, we have the tools to adapt and succeed."

Jerry Grevel
Apprentice Training Coordinator/Corporate Engineering
Michigan Sugar Company