How does the apprenticeship program at SW work?
The apprenticeship at SW provides a mix of classroom and on-the-job training while you earn your associate degree in Mechatronics Technology. SW is a proud host of the MAT2 Apprenticeships Program, which is based on a German model, and even sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce.
Throughout the three-year apprenticeship, you will rotate approximately every eight weeks between attending classes at Henry Ford College (HFC) and working at our facility in New Hudson, MI.
During both school and work periods, you’ll receive a stipend for food and gas. When you’re not in classes, you’ll have the opportunity to put your new skills into action in the real world while earning a regular paycheck. SW also has a dedicated Apprentice Trainer who will support you throughout your educational journey.
After completing the three-year program, you’ll have an associate degree in Mechatronics Technology from Henry Ford College, completely paid for by SW. You pay us back by completing two years of employment at SW after the program. Of course, we hope you’ll stay with us long-term!