Learn, Grow, and Thrive at C&S

Start your career and build your skillsets through our Apprenticeship and Co-op Programs

Apprenticeship Program

One of the key factors to C&S Machine’s success is the growth and development of our employees. That’s where our Apprenticeship Program, which is certified through the Michigan Department of Labor, comes in.

What is an apprenticeship?

It’s a training program that helps employees develop valuable skills for long-lasting careers.

What you get out of the program:

  • Hands-on training with experts
  • Competitive pay
  • Education with credentials, including Journeyman certification
  • Opportunities to advance your career

How it works at C&S:

  • Interested candidates apply once a year to the program
  • A committee of peers selects those whose current level of experience matches their drive and readiness for the program
  • Those that fit the criteria attend classes at Lake Michigan College, all financed by C&S
  • Each apprentice pairs with a mentor who successfully completed this program and serves as a role model for turning experience into continued growth


  • Be a current C&S employee
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

Co-op Program

At C&S Machine, we’re always doing our part to shape the future of our industry. Our Co-op Program is one way we bring this to life.

Who the program is for:

High school students interested in machining.

Employees who want to serve as mentors.


How the program works:

In partnership with area high schools, C&S connects with students interested in industry careers

After students interview at C&S, those who are a good fit are employed part-time with a schedule that works around their schooling

Students learn problem-solving, gain hands-on experience, and develop skills for today’s job market

Participation could lead to potential C&S employment after graduation and serves as a building block for our Apprenticeship Program