U.S. APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Dow and other U.S.-based manufacturers have in recent years announced plans to expand their U.S. operations and create new apprenticeships in Manufacturing & Engineering. One of the greatest challenges facing industry today is a shortage of candidates with the technical skills necessary to qualify for key roles now available in the manufacturing sector. The Dow U.S. Apprenticeship Program will provide a pipeline of talent which will ensure that we maintain our highly skilled technical workforce to support business growth and advance skill development in Manufacturing and Engineering.

The fully paid Dow U.S. Apprenticeship Program offers three-plus years of world-class training and on-the-job experience in some of the most sought after and highest earning technical specialties in the industry. You work for Dow, and Dow pays you to earn a two year college degree and gain in-depth, specialized training in one of America's most in-demand manufacturing specialties.

Apprentices earn competitive wages and full college tuition while gaining in-depth knowledge and enhancing their marketability for today's lucrative manufacturing roles:

  • Chemical Process Technician
  • Instrument Electrical Technician
  • Millwright

Through partnerships between Dow and local community colleges, this program combines classroom training and hands-on learning to build in-depth skills and experience. Upon successful completion of the program, apprentices will be evaluated for full-time employment opportunities at Dow.

Participants in the Dow U.S. Apprenticeship Program must have a high school degree or GED with a minimum 2.5 grade point average and completed coursework in high school Algebra. Candidates who have completed natural or physical science coursework are preferred.

Learn more about our program from Rich Wells, Vice President & Site Director for Dow's Michigan Operations, as he introduces you to Dow's U.S. Apprenticeship Program offering you a glimpse of what is involved with the Instrument Electrical Technician and Process Operator roles.