“The Nitaazhitoojik Industrial Training (NIT) program – administered by Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawak’ Niigaandiwin Education Department – is designed to provide financial assistance to students pursuing training in high-demand STEM-related fields.
NIT is proud to collaborate with the Industrial Arts Institute, and Northern Michigan’s leading manufacturers in providing the Work-Based Learning Welding Program – an opportunity consisting of streamlined learning modules, offered in both the classroom and workplace, that will equip students with the skills necessary to begin their training to become employable in manufacturing careers.
Work-Based Learning Welding students will be trained at the Industrial Arts Institute Complex in Onaway, MI. Upon completion of the 192 clock-hour program, opportunities with local employers may be available to students interested in continuing their training through a short-term (1 or 2 week) Pre-apprenticeship\Job shadowing opportunity.
All rising junior and senior high school students, as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply for this unique *paid work-based learning and pre-apprenticeship program.
Eligible students will receive a $13/hourly stipend for the duration of their welding training and pre-apprenticeship/job shadowing weeks. The stipend will be administered to eligible students through a grant from the Northwest MI Works! agency.
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*The Nitaazhitoojik Industrial Training Program will provide eligible students with tuition assistance.
*Eligibility will be determined by the Nitaazhitoojik Industrial Training Program .
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Welding: Work-based learning training will include 192 hours of hands-on instruction covering topics such as