The Joint Michigan Apprentice Program (JMAP) is a highly regarded and respected program sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Labor, and proudly supported by Wolverine Power Cooperative in conjunction with IBEW Local 876. Located within the state-of-the-art facilities of the Wolverine Training Center situated in Lake City, Michigan, this program embodies an unwavering commitment to fostering the emergence of the safest, most proficient journeymen through an unparalleled apprenticeship training experience.
JMAP takes pride in its meticulous approach, providing a carefully structured, top of the line training program that encompasses segmented laboratories and field instructions. This ensures a comprehensive and multifaceted educational journey for our apprentices, firmly establishing them as models of excellence within their trade.
In a concerted effort to provide the most comprehensive and refined training possible, Wolverine Power Cooperative has forged an invaluable partnership with Northwest Lineman College (NLC), an illustrious educational institution revered for its unparalleled industry prowess. NLC boasts an exemplary track record of equipping aspiring professionals with the requisite knowledge and expertise, catering to pre-apprentices, apprentices, and journey-level individuals alike. As graduates of JMAP, our apprentices receive unwavering recognition, positioning them at the forefront of their field, and augmenting their desirability within this fiercely competitive landscape of apprenticeship programs.
Serving Michigan Cooperatives and Municipals for nearly 40 years
- 1983 – Program founded between Wolverine Power Cooperative and IBEW Local 876
- 1999 – Program management sponsor transitioned from Wolverine Power Cooperative to Great Lakes Energy
- 2017 – Joint Michigan Apprentice Program (JMAP) established by Wolverine Power Cooperative and IBEW Local 876 with new curriculum standards
- 2017 – Wolverine purchases former Baker College facilities in Lake City for JMAP training grounds