McKinley Companies teams up with Schoolcraft College for its 2019 Maintenance Apprenticeship ProgramFebruary 21, 2019
ANN ARBOR, MICH.- McKinley Companies, one of the nation’s largest residential and commercial real estate development companies, is teaming up with Schoolcraft Community College to help hire and train building maintenance professionals for employment at the company’s communities throughout Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Applicants are currently being sought to fill a four-week paid Maintenance Apprenticeship Program that begins on Monday, April 11, 2019. The training program was designed by the Schoolcraft Business Development department and will be led by a Schoolcraft instructor on-site at one of McKinley’s communities.
Those selected to join the program will transition into a full-time maintenance tech role with McKinley upon successful completion. The starting wage for the positions is $13.50 per hour, plus a generous benefits package for those who meet minimum qualifications.
“The first year of this apprenticeship was extremely successful. Over the last year, we have had great employee retention as well as promotions which is tremendously exciting.” said Will Epps, Associate Vice President of Operations at McKinley. “I am excited to partner with Schoolcraft for this second year of the apprentice program and continue to give back to our community by providing education and careers.”
Those interested in joining the program should attend one of two informational sessions at the Glencoe Hills Apartments clubhouse, located at 2201 Glencoe Hills Drive in Ann Arbor.
These two-hour informational sessions will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (3 to 5 p.m.). Each session will cover “A Day in the Life of a Building Maintenance Professional,” including a video presentation, open dialogue with industry experts, and details on compensation and benefits.
The program includes 60 hours of Schoolcraft instructor-led classes over four weeks that will focus on appliance repair, drywall installation and patching, basic plumbing and electrical repair and painting.
“Schoolcraft College Workforce Training Solutions is excited to partner with McKinley to provide this innovative work-based learning program for new property maintenance staff,” said Sandra Miller, Schoolcraft’s Business Development Center Project Coordinator. “This custom-designed program will give McKinley’s newly hired staff extensive hands-on training to ensure success in the property management maintenance field.”
Any interested candidate:
Must be 18 years old or able to obtain a work permit.
Must have access to a vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license.
Does not use drugs and must pass a drug screen and background check.
Must have good fine motor skills, like using hand/power tools and have the willingness to learn on the job.
Must enjoy providing excellent customer service for community members.
Must adhere to McKinley dress code policies, which does not allow visible tattoos or piercings.
For more information or to ask questions about the Maintenance Apprenticeship Program please call 734-274-6326.