Apprenticeship Institute primarily works with partners to coordinate tuition funding for the CNA Apprenticeship Program.
Tuition funding partnerships include:
- Going PRO Training Fund with employer partners
- US DOL Youth Apprenticeship grant
- Michigan Rehabilitation Services
- Go Fund Me
Apprenticeship Institute offers the majority of participants the opportunity to apply to have their training and apprenticeship tuition funded by Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
Michigan Rehabilitation Services is a State of Michigan organization that works to help people who have barriers to employment get trained and employed. 95% of people qualifying for Michigan Works also qualify for MRS.
To qualify for their services, you must have a significant barrier to obtaining and keeping employment, or a disability. Reasons for this type of ‘disability’ include everything from depression or anxiety to a physical disability such as carpal tunnel syndrome or a health issue such as asthma or diabetes.
Most people don’t even realize they qualify.
Steps to Determine if You Qualify
- Complete the application
- Talk to our Student Support Team to see if you are likely to qualify for MRS
- Meet with MRS and be assigned a counselor
- The counselor is your advocate- they will work with you to determine whether or not you are eligible for their services.
- Once you’re determined eligible, your Student Support Advocate will connect you with our admissions team to get you enrolled in the program.
Sample List of Qualifying Conditions
- Muscular or skeletal disorder
- Chronic pain
- Visual, hearing, or speech loss
- Chronic bronchitis or emphysema
- Heart or circulatory impairment
- Digestive disorders
- Sickle cell disease
- Thyroid conditions
- Carpal Tunnel
- Autoimmune disorders
Note: If you do not qualify for free tuition, we do accept out-of-pocket payments. The cost of this year-long program is $3000 and covers:
- Job placement – you are hired BEFORE training begins
- Certification exams and support
- Apprenticeship management
- Department of Labor communications