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Berrien Talent Collaborative Apprenticeships

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Any student. Any job.
One thriving community.

The Berrien Talent Collaborative helps our community by creating a talent supply chain through registered apprenticeships. 

The Collaborative, a partnership between Berrien RESA, Lake Michigan College, the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce, represents an employer-led initiative for high school students that merges the area’s education and job development resources to create a sustained pool of skilled workers through an apprenticeship program.

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High School Students:  You deserve a career you love without going into debt.

Did you know:

  • There are 2,600 job opportunities in Berrien County. (W.E. Upjohn Institute, 2023) One of them should be yours!
  • Of the total U.S. workforce, only 30% of the labor market requires employees to have a 4-year degree. (W.E. Upjohn Institute, 2023)
  • Getting a traditional degree is not for everyone. It can be expensive and overwhelming. However, just because you don’t have a traditional 4-year degree does not mean that you don’t deserve to have a great career.

Consider participating in a registered apprenticeship while in high school. You will gain real world experience while getting paid and will complete a program with a guaranteed job and no student loans!


Contact Chris Machiniak
Assistant Superintendent
269-471-7725 ext. 3328