Menominee Offers Carpentry ApprenticeshipsFeb 15th, 1996 | By tcj | Category: 7-4: Wildlife Management, Tribal College News
Through an unusual agreement with the United Carpenters Brotherhood Union of America, the College of the Menominee Nation (CMN) provides a carpentry apprenticeship program that enables students to become union members with journey-person status upon completion. Graduates are then eligible to work throughout the United States and Canada at union wages.
The program involves other firsts: The Menominee Indian Tribe has provided CMN a $65,800 grant for handicapped access ramp, which will be constructed by the apprenticeship students. CMN instructor Al Hamman offers the course on the college campus in Wisconsin. In addition, the course will be offered in fall 1996 via the college’s home page on the World Wide Web: http//www.Menominee.com.
In January 1996, CMN received candidacy status from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The next scheduled NCA visit will be in the 1997-98 school year. Chartered by the tribe in March 1993, the Menominee college is one of the two newest members of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.