Midwest Skills Development Center hosts annual open house

GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) - Northern Michigan University in collaboration with the Midwest Skills Development Center held an annual open house Thursday.

The open house gives students a way to showcase the skills they've learned for their parents and friends.

It also gives prospective students a chance to see first-hand the types of career-building skills they can gain in the program.

Once these students get a handle on the basics of maintaining a safe work environment they'll move on to an apprenticeship and from there, the sky's the limit.

"An apprenticeship can last approximately three and half to four years. During that time they do on the job training. So they will be earning a paycheck and advancing their careers. Once they have obtained journeyman status it takes about another four years before they become a viable well-skilled journeyman,” LePage announced.

LePage added that because there's electricity all over the world, there's always opportunity as an electrical lineman.

Click here to learn more about the NMU Electrical Line Technician program.