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Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) partners

These employers have created apprenticeship programs, or are in the process of creating apprenticeship programs, through MAI.

Alliance Machine Inc
"As a small company, it’s no easy task to form and implement training programs. By partnering with DLI through the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative, Alliance Machine has been able to provide valued customized training to our employees. This apprenticeship program not only develops existing employees and supports retention, but provides us with a great tool for recruitment. We couldn’t be happier ."
— Greg Hofstede, manager of operational excellence, Alliance Machine Inc.

Aero Design and Manufacturing - Duluth
FORD Asset - multiple locations
Potlatch - Bemidji
Agco Corporation - Jackson
Good Shepherd Lutheran
Services - Rushford
Progressive Individual Resources - West St. Paul
Alliance Machine - Elk River
K&G Manufacturing - Faribault
Rock On Enterprises - Waite Park
Buhler - Plymouth
Logic PD - Eden Prairie
Roseau County Ford - Roseau
Caledonia Care and
Rehab - Caledonia
Matrix Home Health Care - Edina
Thorne Crest Retirement Community - Albert Lea
CentraCare - St. Cloud
Mechanical Systems, Inc - Dundas
Three Links - Northfield
Custom Mold and Design - Forest Lake
Metropolitan Transportation
Network - Fridley
Viracon - Owatonna
Dan's Southside Marine - Bloomington
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres - Chanhassen
Wells Technology, Inc - Bemidji
Essentia Health - Duluth
Owens Corning - Minneapolis
Wilder Foundation - St. Paul
Fairview Health Services -
multiple locations
Pequot Tool and Manufacturing - Pequot Lakes
Uponor - Apple Valley

Mt. Olivet Rolling Acres staff

Mt. Olivet Rolling Acres developed a direct support professional apprenticeship program and is the first employer through the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative to register that occupation. Mt. Olivet Rolling Acres plans to enroll 30 apprentices throughout the next three years to work at group homes throughout the metro area. Staff from Mt. Olivet Rolling Acres, DLI, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and three new apprentices gathered to mark the creation of the new program.

Owens Corning apprentices   Viracon apprentices

Owens Corning in Minneapolis recently created an advanced manufacturing registered apprenticeship program through the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative.


Viracon in Owatonna brought on two apprentices through its advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program created with assistance from the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative.


Leaders from Fairview Health Services, DLI and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (above) gathered Feb. 21, 2017, to celebrate the registration of Fairview Health Service’s newly established Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) registered apprenticeship program created through MAI. As many as 170 apprentices are expected to enroll in Fairview’s program, which will be the largest BSN program in the United States.


Questions about MAI or apprenticeship? Contact us.

  • Carrie Fink
    MAI Grant Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
    Carrie.Fink@state.mn.us, (651) 259-7252

  • LaRohn Latimer
    Apprenticeship Field Representative, Program Development, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
    Larohn.Latimer@state.mn.us, (651) 284-5223

  • Leslie Philmon
    Apprenticeship Field Representative, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
    Leslie.Philmon@state.mn.us, (651) 284-5330
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